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Everything You Missed At Paris Fashion Week

From front row appearances by Kanye West to stunning beauty looks backstage, here's every last detail from Fall 2016.

Designers:

3 Paris Provocateurs: Vetements, Jacquemus, and Courrèges
Flaunting a healthy defiance of the past, three French labels are upending fashion.

Demna Gvasalia Is Making Clothes That Are Meant To Be Worn
The fashion designer explains his creative process – and reflects on his new role at Balenciaga.

Courrèges’s New Artistic Directors Are Transforming an Iconic Brand’s Legacy
Meet Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant.

Simon Porte Jacquemus Gets Personal
The up-and-coming designer talks about his burgeoning brand.

Y/Project’s Glenn Martens Doesn’t Care Much for Acclaim
On hearing he was short-listed for the coveted LVMH Prize while making his fall collection: “We didn’t change a thing.”

Virgil Abloh Is Everywhere
An interview with fashion’s über-connector.

In Paris, Christelle Kocher Capitalizes on Streetwear
The Koché designer is the toast of Paris, and shortlisted for the LVMH Prize, thanks to her mix of couture and streetwear.

Designers Off-Duty
What Karl Largerfeld, Alessandro Michele, and Raf Simons wore at Paris Fashion Week.

 

On the Runway and Backstage:

The Best Runway Looks
W editors pick their favorites.

The Hat Fits at Chanel
Almost every model wore a coordinating bowler hat with their outfit, which fit the 1920s theme running through the Grand Palais.

Off-White Fall 2016 Was Inspired by Julia Roberts
“You’re obviously in the wrong place.”

Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2016 Warrior Punks
Nicolas Ghesquière’s pretty punks were of a more digital variety last season, but for Fall 2016 they were no less fierce.

Valentino Does Black Swan
Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are taking us to the ballet.

A Cinematic Experience At Iris Van Herpen
The designer played with yet another dimension — technology.

Serenity Now at Hermès
A lineup that was severe in its self-control and focused palette of neutral colors like creams, camels and off-whites.

Sheer Skirts and Slinky Dresses at John Galliano
Get a closer look at the collection, featuring boxing shoes and roomy, military-inspired outerwear, here.

Inside Givenchy’s Maze
Models like Bella Hadid winded through a wooden maze in metallic leather, cheetah prints, and eyes of Horus.

Junya Watanabe’s 3D Creations
Designer Junya Watanabe continued to show his signature origami-like 3-dimensional creations.

Vivienne Westwood Keeps It in the Family
With her usual mix of playful letters, artful embroidery, and face-painted models.

Mugler’s Sultry Safari
David Koma showed plenty of croc, leopard print, and leather fringe.

A Touch of Sex Appeal at Nina Ricci
Using the actress Romy Schneider as inspiration, Guillaume Henry sent out a lineup that nicely underlined Ricci’s subtle sensuality.

A Look at Christian Dior After Raf Simons
“The designer may change at Dior, but one thing that never changes: the atelier.”

Chalayan’s Larger Than Life Fall Models
Thanks mostly to a host of shadow-casting, multicolor spotlights, the models were larger than life.

Cats and Poise at Loewe
Jonathan Anderson carried over the juxtapositions from his namesake label to Loewe, a sophisticated showing that paired graphic tees with leather bustiers and bulked up form-fitting dresses with clunky cat talismans.

Kanye West Crashes Balmain
In typical Balmain fashion though, West’s presence didn’t upstage the show, which featured both Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who swapped hair colors for the occasion.

Hairs and Graces at Rick Owens
Hanging straight, pulled into a top knot or teased into a ‘fro, these locks balanced a sculptural, feminine collection.

Elegance – and Raccoon Eyes – at Dries Van Noten
Even with cheetah prints and raccoon eyes, models parading down the catwalk at Dries Van Noten’s fall show on Wednesday were as elegant as ever.

Velvet Revolution at Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s Rochas
Ever since New York Fashion Week, velvet has been enjoying what fashion folk like to describe as “a moment.”

Mixing and Matching at Maison Margiela
Oversized belts and gloves made for statement accessories on the Maison Margiela runway this season, but they didn’t overshadow designer John Galliano’s ability to mix-and-match fabric.

Courrèges Is All About the Details
Designers Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant have mastered clean and wearable separates that upon closer inspection are anything but ordinary.

Barely-There French Girl Beauty at Jacquemus
French darling Simon Porte Jacquemus kept the beauty look almost imperceptible backstage.

 

Front Row:

The Best Dressed 21-and-Under Front-Rowers at Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld has a way of tapping the Next Big Thing before the rest of us.

Who Was Best Dressed in the Dior Fall 2016 Front Row?
From Rosamund Pike and Emmy Rossum in bright orange coats to Naomie Harris and Iris Apfel in bold black-and-white prints.

94-Year-Old Iris Apfel Takes Paris Fashion Week
Here, the 94-year-old icon provides a play-by-play.

 

Beauty:

Seeing Pink at Maison Rabih Kayrouz
Models flaunted over-the-top pink eyeshadow backstage.

Surreal Beauties at Yohji Yamamoto
Dark lips and sleek ponytails swarmed backstage.

Eighties Ladies at Isabel Marant
The ’80s are back with coiffed up-dos, big curls, and punk bangs.

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