Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week, March 9: Saint Laurent, Valentino

Highlights and commentary from yesterday’s runway shows: Saint Laurent channels and refines a little ’80s rock ‘n’ roll, and Valentino takes a gothic plunge into a sea of black textures before bestowing viewers with a really, really, ridiculously good-looking surprise.

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 Saint Laurent

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Fashion Office Bottom Line: The A/W ’15 collection continued Hedi Slimane’s ’80s vision of a punk paradise, starring skinny tailoring, sleek leather and rocker-chic party dresses finished with torn fishnets, spiked ankle boots and plenty of fierce attitude.

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Valentino

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Haute Zoolander: Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson strike a pose.

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Fashion Office Bottom Line: With a slightly harder-than-usual edge, the Valentino collection picked up on one of the season’s key trends—gothic romance—without forsaking the poetic loveliness that has come to define the brand. A largely monochromatic palette dominated the runway, interspersed with rugged furs, slick leathers and lean silhouettes.

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