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All the Hits and Misses of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019

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That’s a complete wrap for Paris Fashion Week. Four cities, nearly thirty days and countless designers have now showcased their wares for Fall 2019 — and what an absolute rollercoaster of emotions it has been.

Is there any show even worth talking about other than Chanel? The legendary French fashion house collectively presented Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection after the designer sadly passed away in February and left the fashion crowd in a state of shock. Lagerfeld didn’t disappoint, instructing the erection of an entire skiing village in the middle of the Grand Palais, complete with chalets and snow-covered ground as his muses from past and present gathered for the emotional occasion.

At the start of the week, the industry looked to Simon Porte Jacquemus, who staged his show around a makeshift small French town, harking back to his childhood in the countryside. Anthony Vaccarello gave us his take on Betty Catroux à la 2019 and rounded off the Saint Laurent show by having models parade the finale dresses under UV lighting, transforming everything to shades of neon before the eyes of startled front row attendees. Miuccia Prada just concluded a Topshop-worthy selection of duds at Miu Miu, along with Nicolas Ghesquière and his 80s-inspired Louis Vuitton collection.

We also witnessed the flourishing of Lanvin‘s new creative director Bruno Sialelli, who officially made his runway debut this season with effortless ease. Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh produced the most perfect transitional collection, ushering in a breath of fresh air at Nina Ricci. Meanwhile, Maria Grazia Chiuri is still at the helm of Christian Dior giving us more of the same old silhouette, Clare Waight Keller’s collection for Givenchy lacked “romance and sexiness” and we’re left scratching our heads as to why Virgil Abloh insists on showcasing his Off-White wares in Paris (and the same goes for Altuzarra!).

As the industry’s elite begin to depart the City of Light, here are theFashionSpot’s hits and misses of Paris Fashion Week’s Fall 2019 season, as articulated by our fiercely unfiltered forum members. Until next season … au revoir!

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