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The Street Style Goths Are Out to Play at Paris Fashion Week

by W Staff
Photographed by Kevin Buitrago
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At this point into the spring 2022 season, it’s safe to say that the street-style stars are fully out of hibernation. In fact, they’re making the sidewalks almost as eye-catching as the runways, which are proving just as star-studded in Paris as they were in London, Milan, and New York. On the third day of the fashion month’s final stretch, things got dramatically gothic thanks singlehandedly to Rick Owens. The sun was out above the designer’s usual venue, outside the Palais de Tokyo on the banks of the Seine, but the audience assembled was largely a sea of black. See the witchiest of their looks, and watch this space for more of the best stylings in the lead-up to Tuesday’s grand finale.

Nataly Osmann is ready to set sail in a sweet Miu Miu dress and a hoodie.

That’s one way to get your flowers.

Miu Miu’s cozy fall puffer pants out for a spin.

Angela Rozas Saiz wears a more casual version of the Miu Miu bonnet Emma Corrin wore to the Emmys.

Anna Rosa Vitiello pairs oversized square shades with oversized Miu Miu bag.

Although it was warm in Paris, the Yeti boots were out and ready to play.

A look with a message—it’s called circular fashion.

Satin as smooth as chocolate.

These boots were made for stomping.

Courtney Trop stands no chance of catching a chill in a full head-to-toe look from Miu Miu’s fall collection.

Maria Bernad is the picture-perfect student of the school of Miu Miu.

A pink satin smoking jacket, if you will.

Wraparound shades and a cocoon vest make parachute pants and chunky white sneakers feel futuristic.

The look of a suit but the feel of pajamas.

A party look with a conservative dad jacket.

How to mix various shades of black, a master class.

A sculptural bag plus a cartoon print sweater make this look high art.

Yellow and beige, what a combo.

Ella Emhoff and Samuel Hines coordinate in his and hers outfits.

Kristen Bateman mixes her Simone Rocha dress with Marni bag and Miu Miu shoes.

A party-ready sexy sparkling tartan mini.

Ready for any weather in Bottega Veneta’s kelly green puddle boots.

Sunnies on a rainy evening outside Balenciaga’s show, because why not?

No choice but to respect the commitment to the color scheme.

As usual, Rick Owens showed outside the Palais de Tokyo, offering everyone a chance to show off their sunglasses game.

Silver hair à la Kristen McMenamy and a silver puffer to match.

Between the statement glasses and middle part, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this showgoer for Carine Roitfeld (before spotting the neck tat).

A ‘70s moment made for a brief departure in the gothic programming.

The harness trend continues to take hold.

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A patchwork moment on the banks of the Seine.

Now that’s what we call a statement sleeve.

And a statement shoulder.

An accessory for storing more accessories on the go.

Michèle Lamy would no doubt approve of this copper-colored puffer.

Talon nails aren’t just for the red carpet.

An expert showcase of Owens’s neutrals side.

Ready for fall in a sleeveless puffer vest.

White sunnies here...

...and white sunnies there.

Leather on leather.

The summer knits trend is ready for a fall transition.

A touch of personality to your standard tiny bag in the form of a scarf.

Who needs pants when you have thigh-high Rick Owens boots?