Left to right: Stella McCartney, YSL, Giambattista Valli and Kenzo a/w 2010 shows in Paris. Photos: PA and Getty Images
Celeb watch: As reported yesterday, Li-Lo played no role in this season's Ungaro showing, but the starlet continues to appear in the front row - she was in grey fur and a hippy headband at Antonio Marras' Kenzo show yesterday. Brooke Shields turned up at Giambattista Valli, looking fabulous in a figure-hugging beige frock, and other front rowers included Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev (owner of the Evening Standard) and son Evgeny, Brit shoe gal Charlotte Dellal, models Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann and Astrid Munoz, and Mark Ronson's girlfriend, Josephine de la Baume. We love the '60s vibe the designer was working and the sheer, frothy evening dresses he sent out. At Stefano Pilati's YSL show at the Grand Palais, which featured a live set from LCD Soundsystem, our favourite front row fixture was Kylie Minogue, who rocked up in high-waisted leather shorts and a nude blouse. We also spotted Danielle Steele, Phillippe Starck, Mario Testino and Catherine Deneuve in a white fur coat.
Family style: Stella McCartney's show had no shortage of celebrity fans either, from her father Sir Paul McCartney, who brought along girlfriend Nancy Shevell to Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver, who took daughter Christina to the show as part of their mother-daughter Parisian holiday. Twiggy was also front row (and wearing a Stella McCartney jacket designed by her daughter, who works for the brand). We also spotted Laura Bailey and Thandie Newton, who both wore black, and Beth Ditto, who sported a teal jersey jumpsuit. McCartney delivered a polished and minimalist view for daywear, with sheer organza-layered dresses for evening. Some other reasons we love her? The designer presented her collection at the Opera Garnier, the site where she first showed for Chloé, the show started off with a fake phone call from Tiger Woods to a mistress, and ended with a Beatles song (as it customarily does), and in her show notes, McCartney wrote a dedication to her friend McQueen: "This one is also for Lee...you're missed."
Foresty fashion: At Kenzo's a/w 2010 show, the runway was covered in willow branches which turned into a canopy of trees, and the collection was based around the idea of liberty with loose, easy patchwork and floral fabrics and tangled curls in the hair. Designer Antonio Marras turned to '70s icons like Tina Chow and Marisa Berenson for inspiration.
All about Yves: The YSL retrospective is set to open in Paris on March 11th, but yesterday saw where the label is heading in future in the hands of Stefano Pilati. Next season was about protection for the designer, who put a plastic film over coats and dressed models in caped hoods. Speaking of capes, they were a huge part of the collection, even adorning satin evening wear in bright fuchsia, teal, blue and yellow hues. Suede pumps were given an extra boost with fur sprouting from the heel and toe, while envelope clutch bags were the purses of choice.