During Paris Fashion Week, the Valentino show offered a collection that was both demure and sexy all at once, enforced by the interplay between coverage and exposure, leather and lace, long and short. To that point, scalloped peek-a-boo dresses balanced sheer panels with long sleeves and dainty pastels. However, no matter how revealing the design, the accessories offered a touch of innocence, like headbands and pearl strands. See our favorite looks in the gallery.
The world revolves around Chanel, or at least it did today, when Karl Lagerfeld dropped a globe into the set at the Grand Palais runway for his latest show for Paris Fashion Week. (The globe even illuminated with the locations of the label’s boutiques.) The clothing also served as a reminder of Chanel’s dominance: Like the globe’s night sky, the designs were dark, brooding, and sprinkled with celestial sparkle. Much of the clothing had its place in the evening hours, including sheer layered dresses and an asymmetric gown that captured the relaxed elegance that makes Lagerfeld king of the fashion world. See our favorite looks in the gallery.
For his second outing at iconic French fashion house Saint Laurent, designer Hedi Slimane surprised us with a ’90s grunge-inspired collection. There were baby-doll dresses, oversize flannels, fishnets, and floral chiffon. While high-fashion and plaid flannel shirts don’t normally go hand-in-hand, Slimane did intersperse some luxe elements into the 48-look collection—like the blush fur coat (pictured at right) and some richly embroidered leather pieces. Tough-chic motorcycle boots and delicate strands of pearls finished off each look. See our favorites in the gallery.
After today’s Stella McCartney show during Paris Fashion Week, it’s clear that nobody borrows from the boys quite like Stella. (Further proof could be found in the front row, where Jessica Alba worked the label’s crystal-embroidered slim suit.) Menswear fabrics like plaid and pinstripes covered chic sweater dresses, adorable minis, and hooded parkas. Though black, white, and gray covered much of the relaxed designs, bright purple and blue spots punctuated the show. Twisted-strap stilettos and ultra-wearable chunky platforms finished off the boy-meets-girl aesthetic. See our favorite looks in the gallery.
Anyone who considers florals too feminine, think again! For fall, Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci presented a bouquet of anything-but-precious designs that blended nature prints with tough leather and plaid. And there were more surprising pairings, like flowing maxiskirts layered with chunky knits. Though, nothing encapsulated the collection’s playful vibe quite like the quirky toppers, some of which featured Bambi cartoons. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
InStyle‘s Cindy Weber Cleary is at Paris Fashion Week, and she’s sharing her favorite looks as soon as they hit the runway. One she loved: Raf Simons’s new collection for Christian Dior. The lineup boasted artful prints, but that wasn’t what struck our Fashion Director’s keen eye: ”There were newsier aspects to this collection, like the Warhol prints,” she says, “but to my mind, it doesn’t get any better than this dramatic, yet timeless coat. Perfection!”
Click through the gallery to see more of Cindy’s favorites.
It wasn’t just a regular weekend for InStyle’s Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary—it’s the final weekend of Paris Fashion Week! As the excitement continues in France’s fashion epicenter, she’s sending us some of her favorite moments for InStyle’s Instagram. Yesterday, she snapped the runway finale for Phoebe Philo’s new Céline collection, calling the entire lineup “gorgeous” and “feminine.” (And that’s without a filter.) For more updates, straight from the final days of the runway shows, follow at @instylemagazine on Instagram.
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Season after season, Céline designer Phoebe Philo delivers head-to-toe looks that women truly want to wear. Her beautiful fall collection was no exception. The clothes, a bit more feminine than in prior years, offered styling options for every aspect of a woman’s life—from office to date night. The lineup felt entirely cozy, though it also delivered a super sexy silhouette (case in point: those curve-hugging skirts). The soft color palette and tactile fabrics added to the overall feeling of femininity and wearability. The accessories included a covetable mix of chunky-heel boots, modern chokers, and oversize clutches. See our favorite looks in the gallery.