PARIS -- It was a delicate dance between masculinity and femininity in the Maison Martin Margiela spring 2014 collection shown Friday afternoon at Paris Fashion Week.
The look: Tailored suit pieces and elegant silk slips with decorative flourishes to add on, such as removable, structured velvet sleeves and chiffon trains attached with elastic bands, or crystal-embroidered, corseted dresses that looked as if they had been sliced apart, turned around and worn as elegant coats.
The suiting was gorgeous too, including a blazer that tied in back, left suggestively open to reveal a hint of skin. Another standout? A sleeveless pinstripe suit jacket with a lingerie-like ruched tulle bodice, worn over suit pants.