ICYMI: 5 insane moments from Paris Fashion Week

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Paris Fashion Week is almost over, and with it another season of spring/summer collections we can't wait to wear. At Milan Fashion Week it was all about the shoes, and we spotted a few must-have accessories at London Fashion Week.

However in Paris, it was on the catwalk that all the drama happened, and here are five moments that everyone was talking about.

Hedi Slimane's debut at Celine


It was impossible to miss the social media storm that is still raging on following Hedi's first collection for Celine, following Phoebe Philo's departure. There was much anticipation before the big reveal, especially after being teased for weeks on Instagram for weeks (Celine dropping the accent, new bag styles etc). The result was very different from the Parisian house's signature aesthetic, and it left many saying Hedi had 'ripped up Celine's philosophy'. The collection itself showcased the designer's strong branding, including slim suits and short party dresses. The verdict's still out.

Valentino's dreamy dresses


Meanwhile, over at Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli made us all remember that sometimes, you really just want to see pretty dresses. There were red balloon-sleeved ballgowns, sequin and feather-trimmed babydoll minis and prints to die for.

The ballet dancers at Dior


For Dior's spring/summer offering, Maria Grazia Chiuri took inspiration from the ballet. The result? A beautifully choreographed dance designed by Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal and performed by a professional troupe, to accompany tulle-clad models down the runway.

The tiny and giant bags at Jacquemus


It will be hard to recreate the #hatgate of last season, but Simon Porte Jacquemus is trying damn hard with two bag extremes. Version 1: a teeny, tiny ladylike purse worn around your waist in a chic take on the bum bag. Version 2: an oversized raffia bag to take your life to the beach with you. The question is: which one are you?

The Dolly Parton tribute at Gucci


Over the past few seasons, Gucci has cemented its place as one of the most talked-about and anticipated show on the schedule, and this season didn't disappoint. Amongst our favourite looks: a Dolly Parton tracksuit, psychedelic suit, Mickey Mouse handbag and 80s-tastic metallic dress. Oh, and let's not forget a special performance by Jane Birkin herself. Top that.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.