Paris Fashion Week:Day Five

Givenchy, Lacroix and Lagerfeld on day five of Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week may be past its half-way point, but there is no sign of things winding down.

Karl Lagerfeld made his first Parisian appearance of the week on Wednesday morning, for his eponymous own line label, ahead of Friday’s Chanel show. Taking his signature monochrome, with splashes of navy being the only differentiation, tailoring took centre stage, although Lagerfeld’s strong lines of the past softened this season for a more feminine look.

Onto the Louvre and Andrew GN, Akris, Emanuel Ungaro and Costume National showed in quick succession, with all eyes on new Ungaro designer, 23-year-old Esteban Cortazar, for his first collection for the design house.

Cortazar created a style that was undoubtedly Ungaro, with an abundance of soft draping in dresses, skirts and blouses, but without the often bright and brash palette with which the label is so often associated. Although the collection may not have shown the innovative Ungaro that many hoped for, the designer hinted that change was in the air.

Christian Lacroix and Givenchy dominated the afternoon schedule; giants of the French fashion houses, they both presented established collections which did not disappoint.

Away from the clothes and onto the front row. While the Parisians may not have the A-list front rows of New York, America’s hip hop stars are obviously firm fans of French style. Eve and Kanye West both had front row tickets, leaving a media frenzy in their wake.

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