See-through crocodile Birkins at Hermès, Marc Jacobs dresses the extrovert at Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu does glam rocker girls for Spring. Here are the highlights from the final day of the Paris shows -- even the high-security alerts didn't get in the way of another fabulous fashion season. We'll see you back in New York in February!
Star spotting: At Miu Miu, they were in the front row: Dakota Fanning, Mia Wasikowska and Rihanna, and on the clothes: star prints decorated dresses, skirts and biker jackets in Miuccia Prada's glam rocker collection for Miu Miu - it was inspired by the desire to be famous, after all. There were plenty of metallics, fluorescents and pastels, as well as exotic floral motifs and easy cotton dresses with leather latticework.
Swan song: For his final collection for Hermès, Jean-Paul Gaultier took the storied house's equestrian motifs to new levels, from the riders on horseback opening the show to the fetishistic style leather bustiers, harnesses and basques as well as jodphurs, riding boots and whips the models sported. As ever, there was a Birkin (or five) to covet; our favourite from spring is translucent crocodile and was carried with a mini Birkin inside.
Feeling fruity: The message from the spring catwalks is clear: designers want us wearing fruit prints next season, whether those are Miuccia's bananas, Stella's lemons or the cherry prints designer Wolfgang Joop printed all over babydoll dresses for his Wunderkind collection.
Glamour gowns: Inspired by '70s icons Lauren Hutton and Bianca Jagger, Elie Saab's spring collection featured palazzo pants, jumpsuits, platforms and lots of gold jewellery. But the designer's red carpet-friendly looks still dominated, with thigh-high slit gowns, fluttering chiffon dresses and sequin-encrusted everything.
Suggested For You
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.Learn more