Big, bold pendant, or pendants, thrive on a Paris runway. Christian Dior did an amazing job of proving that monochromatic dressing with jewelry can be sophisticated rather than merely staid. I was particularly taken with the styling of this blush look.
When palettes collide and patterns mix, the results can be unassumingly brilliant. The blending of hues in this Nina Ricci look was difficult to see at first; however upon closer inspection you realize the subtle depth created in the mix.
Alber Elbaz for Lanvin went to “la porte” for inspiration. No, not the dockyards, but quite literally, the front door. A lion mask first met the audience, who was anxious to be let in. The House greeted visitors with lantern-sized faux gems and pendants inspired by antique Venetian mirrors. More than a little surrealism was involved too. When it comes to Paris Fashion Week, aren’t we all rouged lips, bejeweled hands, and spying eyes? Welcome to Lanvin, where the decorative becomes bedizened and the house becomes the woman.