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The Misses Slightly Surpass the Hits at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2022

After a marathon of shows and lookbook releases, fashion month is now over. Paris Fashion Week Fall 2022 was truly something to behold. It’s all thanks to the designers demonstrating more creativity and resilience than ever before.

First up was Off-White where the in-house design team and superstar cast payed tribute to Virgil Abloh. Maria Grazia Chiuri offered up perhaps her most experimental collection for Christian Dior yet. At Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello layered dresses with strong-shouldered faux fur coats and killer heels. Olivier Rousteing mixed some of Balmain‘s earliest codes with protective gear, while Gabriela Hearst gave us chic tailoring, hiking boots and recycled cashmere ponchos via Chloe. Jonathan Anderson stimulated our senses with leather, felt, latex, 3-D-printed fiber and sophisticated design motifs at Loewe’s spectacular show.

The hottest ticket in town was arguably Balenciaga where Demna Gvasalia dedicated the collection to fearlessness, resistance and victory of love and peace in solidarity with Ukraine. Valentino focused on neon pink. Moving from its usual location, Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton show was held at the magnificent Musée d’Orsay as all of his muses seated in the front row digested the mix of suiting, dresses and knitwear. The entire Chanel show centered around tweed as Virginie Viard found inspiration from England during the 60s. Barely-there miniskirts are here to stay, at least according to Miuccia Prada. She also gave us micro shorts at Miu Miu rounding out the week in style.

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