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Paris Fashion Week: The latest looks

  • Sex and the city

    Peter Copping for Nina Ricci showed a collection full of rich colours, including plenty of lounge wear and cocktail dresses. Sheer lace was a recurring motif in the thoroughly Parisian eveningwear – in both black and claret red. Seriously seductive. (Getty Images)

  • Hold tight

    A monochrome, outsized clutch with a geometric edge was among the striking accessories on the runway at Nina Ricci. (Getty Images)

  • Drama queen

    A black feathered creation with a cinched-in waist, embellished with a wide, chain-mail belt made a dramatically sexy statement at Lanvin. The heavy, smoky eye-makeup completed the sultry look. (Getty Images)

  • Dark star

    Alber Elbaz created a collection full of shadowy drama for Lanvin, featuring extreme headgear including wide-brimmed, feather-trimmed hats and veils. Also on display were plenty of ruffles, fringes and raw edges. A wild extravaganza. (Getty Images)

  • Cutting edge

    An intricately-cut, orange dress was a highlight of the Balmain show, which featured a blend of hip-hop and safari-chic influences. Designer Olivier Rousteing’s friend Rihanna is the latest face of the brand. (Getty Images)

  • Back to the future

    Gareth Pugh was on his usual outlandish form, with a strong, innovative look he described as “intuitive”. The largely white collection boasted some dramatic, sculptural shapes – not least the outsized hats – that were futuristic yet curiously also recalled a 1950s, New Look silhouette. (Getty Images).

  • Pretty green

    At Vionnet the brand revival continues, with a dominance of felt creating a structured look. Designer Goga Ashkenazi focussed on green as a central hue in his palette, and fluid evening dresses that recalled the label’s heyday were a stand-out moment. (Getty Images)

  • Past master

    Designer Dries Van Noten showed a collection that reflected on his own past work, possibly because for the past two years he has also been putting together a retrospective exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, due to open soon. There was even a nod to rave culture with psychedelic prints and metallic touches. (Getty Images)

  • Long form

    There was a 1940s mood at Carven, with designer Guillaume Henry sending out models in elegant, long-line suits and dresses in a variety of intense, jewel colours. (Getty Images)