Summer heat comes to Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AFP) - Bare feet, flip flops, sand, sun and tropical heat: designers brought a generous dose of summer to the Paris catwalks Sunday, matching the glorious sunshine that warmed up day six of Paris Fashion Week.
Lebanon's Kayrouz dubbed his latest ready-to-wear line simply "Summertime", sending out his models barefoot down a sandy runway, to the sound of crashing waves and Janice Joplin's classic 1960s hymn to the summer season.
Sheltering from the sun under wide-brimmed hats, an elegant gold band circling the head, his models looked cool and comfortable in fluid tunic dresses of black or taupe silk, some slit discreetly on the spine to let in the breeze.
For the hottest days, the designer imagined light chiffon dresses cut on the knee in front and curving down to a simple, fluttering train at the back.