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Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton, McQueen, Valentino

  • Wild at heart

    Chunky boots and shaggy fur coats – plus dramatic, pale make-up gave the Alexander McQueen show a feral mood. (Getty Images)

  • A world apart

    Sarah Burton, designer for Alexander McQueen, sent her models out on to a set that reflected the show’s theme of wild nature. The aesthetic was pure fantasy, and the hair and make-up were otherworldly. (Getty Images)

  • Optic nerve

    The designers at Valentino cited as inspiration for their collection Italian pop artists Giosetta Fioroni and Carla Accardi, and their role as female artists in breaking new boundaries. (Getty Images)

  • Age of elegance

    Capes were everywhere at the Valentino show, in keeping with the retro mood – teamed with a matching tan midi skirt, the elegant look recalled the 1970s. (Getty Images)

  • Sweeping statement

    Eveningwear was strongly featured at Valentino, with romantic, delicately embroidered tulle gowns, embellished with motifs of birds, butterflies and flowers. (Getty Images)

  • Heart and soul

    At Valentino, a sheer navy tulle evening dress, with a heart motif emblazoned over one breast was a tribute to a work by Italian pop artist Giosetta Fioroni. (Getty Images)

  • Diamond life

    Leather patchwork recalling the 1970s was a strong feature throughout the Valentino collection – a multicoloured harlequin style appeared on bags and coats. (Getty Images)

  • Get shorty

    There was a neat, nipped-in mood at Louis Vuitton, with a-line skirts and dresses. Soft leather was everywhere – on dresses and trousers as well as accessories. (Getty Images)

  • To have and to hold

    Louis Vuitton is a brand synonymous with finely crafted handbags, and this season was no exception, with a selection of boxy beauties displayed on the runway. (Getty Images)