Alexa Chung joins Hollywood faces for the final day of Paris Fashion Week
Fashionistas round the world will breathe a sigh of relief this morning, as after weeks of back-to-back shows, the month of international fashion weeks is finally over.
But that doesn’t mean that proceedings wound down for the final day in Paris. Instead some of the industry’s biggest houses – Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Roland Mouret – ensured the fashion pack remained in the French capital right until the bitter end.
At Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada seduced the fashion pack, not only with her feminine, elegant designs, but with a soundtrack of femme fatale dialogue, plucked from Seventies films.
Divided into distinct sections, the show opened with a collection of coats, fashioned into short dresses, before moving onto sleek, slim dresses and skirts.
Meanwhile, at RM by Roland Mouret, the Brit designer may have stuck largely to the lithe silhouette for which he is famed, but there was plenty to keep his legions of fans happy.
Fitted skirts, smart jackets, tunics and those signature figure-hugging dresses all featured that magic Mouret touch, while strategic origami folds and sharp cuts transformed simple separates into statement pieces.
After starting the season in New York with his two eponymous labels, Marc Jacobs ended it in Paris at the helm of Louis Vuitton. And he obviously started as he meant to go on, as like his mainline show, Vuitton marched to a distinct Eighties beat.
Balloon puff shoulders, bubble skirts, leggings and peplum jackets reigned supreme, while naturally for a luxury leather label, accessories were in abundance, from the season’s favoured thigh-high boots, to gilded monochrome bags, layers of leather necklaces and bags.
And it wasn’t only the fashion industry who stuck around to see it all, the slew of A-listers continued right up until the final shows, with Alexa Chung going high fashion, and taking her front row seat at Vuitton, while at Miu Miu, Hollywood faces Eva Mendes and Jessica Alba sparked a flashbulb frenzy.