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A model presents a creation by British designer Sarah Burton from her Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Alexander McQueen during Paris Fashion Week March 4, 2014. — Reuters picA model presents a creation by British designer Sarah Burton from her Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Alexander McQueen during Paris Fashion Week March 4, 2014. — Reuters picPARIS, March 5 — Fashion week continued into the evening in Paris today, March 4, with Valentino, Iris van Herpen and Alexander McQueen.

Valentino

Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli emphasized lightweight and fluid fabrics in this collection. Geometric patterns, butterflies, flowers, fringes and ruffles accentuated this airy, light tone, as did sheer fabrics and long, ethereal gowns. As feminine as they were sophisticated, the looks flattered the female form and were often cinched at the waist.

Iris van Herpen

Presented in collaboration with the artist Lawrence Malstaf, the latest Iris van Herpen collection was also highly feminine, featuring pieces that appeared to have been sculpted on the models’ bodies. Curve-hugging dresses were seen alongside a few more fluid pieces. Among the high points of the show were the quirky accessories, and particularly the futuristic shoes designed for the Fall-Winter 2014 season.

Alexander McQueen

In the Gallery


  • US singer Eve (left) performs next to models as they present creations during the Etam Live Show Lingerie at Bourse du Commerce during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • American-born UK-based designer Corrie Nielsen appears at the end of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model has make-up applied backstage before the presentation of creations by French designer Pascal Millet for his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by American-born UK-based designer Corrie Nielsen as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by French designer Pascal Millet as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation during the Etam Live Show Lingerie at Bourse du Commerce during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus reacts at the end of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by designer Anthony Vaccarello as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Designer Anthony Vaccarello appears at the end of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week, February 25, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Model Cindy Bruna presents a creation by Croatian designer Damir Doma as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week February 26, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by designer Marcel Marongiu as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for Guy Laroche fashion house during Paris Fashion Week February 26, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model has make up applied backstage before the Guy Laroche Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear fashion show by designer Marcel Marongiu during Paris Fashion Week February 26, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation for French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela as part of their Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week February 28, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by Belgian designer Raf Simons as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Dior during Paris Fashion Week February 28, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by French designer Roland Mouret as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week February 28, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by Turkish-Cypriot designer Hussein Chalayan as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week February 28, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by British designer Vivienne Westwood as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week March 1, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren for their fashion house Viktor&Rolf as part of their Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week March 1, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week March 1, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by Japanese designer Junya Watanabe as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week March 1, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A chart showing models is seen backstage before the Belgian designer Veronique Leroy Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week March 1, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by Belgian designer Veronique Leroy as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week March 1, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection show during ParisFashion Week March 1, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by French designer Maxime Simoens as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week March 2, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim for Japanese fashion house Kenzo during the Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week March 2, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a hand bag creation by designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim for Japanese fashion house Kenzo during the Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week March 2, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by British designer Phoebe Philo as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Celine during Paris Fashion Week March 2, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a hand bag creation by British designer Phoebe Philo as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Celine during Paris Fashion Week March 2, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by British designer Phoebe Philo as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Celine during Paris Fashion Week March 2, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Singer Rihanna poses before the Givenchy Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear fashion show during Paris Fashion Week March 2, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by Italian designer Riccardo Tisci as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Givenchy during Paris Fashion Week March 2, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by Italian designer Riccardo Tisci as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Givenchy during Paris Fashion Week March 2, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models Cara Delevingne (left) and Joan Smalls (right) present creations by British designer Stella McCartney as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week March 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a hand bag creation by Lebanese designer Elie Saab as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week March 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by French designer Hedi Slimane as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Saint LaurentParis during Paris Fashion Week March 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by designer Iris van Herpen as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week March 4, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by British designer Sarah Burton from her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Alexander McQueen during Paris Fashion Week March 4, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by British designer Sarah Burton from her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Alexander McQueen during Paris Fashion Week March 4, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • A model presents a creation by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for French fashion house Chanel at the Grand Palais transformed into a ‘Chanel Shopping Centre’ during Paris Fashion Week March 4, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for French fashion house Chanel at the Grand Palais transformed into a ‘Chanel Shopping Centre’ during Paris Fashion Week March 4, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • German designer Karl Lagerfeld and model Cara Delevigne appear at the end of his Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for French fashion house Chanel at the Grand Palais transformed into a ‘Chanel Shopping Centre’ during Paris Fashion Week March 4, 2014. — Reuters pic

More than a fashion show, designer Sarah Burton delivered a true modern fairy tale in Paris this season. Often almost gothic, the looks were dark, often in blue-black and in velvet, and were adorned with ruffles, frills and feathers. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there were also light, almost summery looks in a vast spectrum of whites. Thigh-high boots, seen in a number of shows this season, were laced-up at Alexander McQueen. — AFP/Relaxnews