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Paris Fashion Week: Street fashion, feminist influences hit runways
Paris Fashion Week: Street fashion, feminist influences hit runways

It was a season of auspicious beginnings and poignant goodbyes at Paris Fashion Week as new designers entered to breathe fresh life into the Sonia Rykiel, Paco Rabanne and Loewe brands, and the original enfant terrible of French fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier, exited the ready-to-wear stage to focus on haute couture. On the runways, the collections shown for next spring were a youth quake of swinging '60s and '70s style: flower power prints, army and navy uniforms, flared pants and babydoll dresses, folklore and fringe, eyelet and embroideries galore, seen at Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Chloe, Rykiel and more. But there was a different kind of...

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