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Paris Fashion Week: At Celine, homespun sweetness and familiarity
Paris Fashion Week: At Celine, homespun sweetness and familiarity

Set to the heartstrings-pulling Kate Bush song, “This Woman’s Work,” the collection Phoebe Philo showed for Celine on Sunday afternoon during Paris Fashion Week was a home run, a gentle mix of fringe, flares, florals and 1970s nostalgia that will change the way women dress. There was a homespun sweetness, and a comforting familiarity to the clothes, like the fashion equivalent of watching reruns of “The Brady Bunch” while you are sick with the flu, and remembering your mom's bringing you chicken soup in bed. The game-changing silhouette involved wide-leg trousers, slightly cropped, worn with a long top and the next fashionably fugly shoe, a sensible...

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