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Stunning photos from Paris Fashion Week

  • New renaissance

    Italian designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli mined the past in their collection for Valentino, which featured floor-length gowns in bold, folk-inspired prints. (Photo: Reuters)

  • Suited and booted

    Saint Laurent’s rock’n’roll creative director Hedi Slimane showed his background as a menswear designer in a collection featuring skinny leather ties and boxy jackets. (Photos: Reuters/AFP)

  • See and be seen

    Former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld was in the front row for the Saint Laurent show – and clearly delighted to pose for photographers. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Changing Chanel

    Bright colours, crazy make-up and textured bob wigs featured prominently in the Chanel show – alongside simple monochrome outfits and distressed tweed in neon pink. (Photo: Reuters)

  • Playing to the gallery

    Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld receives the audience’s applause in Paris’ Grand Palais. The show’s off-the-wall backdrop recalled a contemporary art exhibition and reflected the designer’s unusual sense of humour. (Photo: AP)

  • Waiting game

    Models pass time before a rehearsal for French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s Spring/Summer collection on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Reuters)

  • Wearing the pants

    Cleverly tailored trouser suits worn with bold statement sunglasses made an appearance at Stella McCartney’s show in the grand Salon des Miroirs. (Photos: Getty Images)

  • Daisy, daisy

    Elsewhere in the collection, a shimmering floral print in silver and navy recurred in several pieces. (Photos: Getty Images)

  • Done Dad proud

    Sir Paul McCartney was evidently pleased with his daughter’s efforts as he left the show. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

  • Camera loves you

    A model is seen through the viewfinder of a television camera as she presents a creation by French designer Agnès B at the Palais de Tokyo. (Photo: Reuters)