Vive la Paris: The Best Looks From the City of Light


Next season, the femme fatale returns with all her guts and glamor. Designers dove straight to the core of Parisienne chic and embraced classic elements like the little black dress, feminine draping, and touches of fur. It was the references to the forties and eighties that dominated — both decades were addicted to the shoulder. At Lanvin, Alber Elbaz discreetly draped his way to producing the best dresses in town. While Stefano Pilati at Yves St. Laurent returned to the house’s roots and created sexy power suits. Click ahead to see our favorite looks from the City of Light.

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