Paris fashion goes from peasants to space-age
PARIS (AP) - Gold, space-age sheens, peasant garb, gravity-defying skirts and 1950s boudoir slippers all made for a dramatic - if incongruous - array for Paris' first full day of spring-summer 2014 fashion shows.
But what Wednesday's ready-to-wear displays lacked in unity they by far made up for in energy and inventiveness, as showcased by Dries Van Noten, whose unchallenged mastery of contradictory styles was on full view in his dizzying fashion spectacle.
The inimitable Belgian designer produced the strongest show of the day.
With seven days to go before the season ends, it's too early to spot the Paris trends - but flowers, metallic sheens, and white made strong statements across the day's 11 official shows.