Fashion Week 2009: Paris Round-Up

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Stella McCartney is known for having a very specific kind of sex appeal, the kind that makes women swoon. This season, her collection took a sunny, vibrant turn with flamenco-inspired ruffles and more feminine tailoring. The result was unfussy and refreshingly upbeat.

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Christian Dior once again channeled Old Hollywood screen sirens. This time, however, John Galliano took a look at what the ladies wore beneath it all, following the major lingerie trend that has been all over the Spring 2010 runways.

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Alber Elbaz’s latest collection for Lanvin was filled with drama. Somehow, filled with color, glitz, and glitter, it still felt a bit somber for spring, but his silhouettes were exceptional and we will always have a special place for the man in the bowtie.

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Ricardo Tisci has been making Givenchy a major collection to watch during Paris Fashion Week. His geometric treatment of Spring 2010 with complex layering and ruffle details is sure to please his growing fan base.

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Viktor & Rolf created a fairytale of proportions this season with fabric billowing this way and jutting out that way. Never ones to play it safe, this is a collection we’d like to see on Alice in Wonderland in 2025, or on Róisín Murphy today.

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