Greatest Hits

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Our favorite looks and trends from Paris Fashion Week.


1. Iridescent Leggings — In subdued shades of gray and pink, the spring legging offered a quieter version of the heavy metal trends. Haider Ackermann

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2. Color Blocks —Rich amber, garnet, and other jewel tones were refreshingly atypical of spring's usual fair, pastel palette. Chloé (below left), Miu Miu (below right)

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3. The Chic Windbreaker — The classic outerwear staple was transformed with cinched waists and an altogether messier treatment. Dries van Noten

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4. The Tennis Dress — The dropped waist showed up on multiple runways, but the retro tennis dress was our favorite take. Martin Grant (below left), Miu Miu (below right)

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5. Cropped Trousers — Exposing the ankle gives these wide cuffed pants a youthful, slightly flirty attitude. Chloé

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6. Color Scrims — Sheer treatments were everywhere, but we loved the effect of revealing gradations of color beneath translucent panels instead of simply skin. Hussein Chalayan (below left), Yves Saint Laurent (below right)

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7. The Summer Sweater Dress — Densely knit mini-dresses balanced in cool shades of bone ranged from avant garde Nordic to girlish New England. Véronique Leroy (below left), Sonia Rykiel (below right)

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8. The Day Dress — Free-flowing shapes were more defined with extra-pretty necklines and flattering details at the shoulders and sleeves. Martin Grant (below left), Sonia Rykiel (below right)

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9. The Evening Jumpsuit — Referencing the future-perfect trend of the season, the shimmery silk jumpsuit was both space-age and sexy with a little '70s thrown in for good measure. Lanvin

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10. Faded Glory — The trompe l'oeil effect of black bleeding into white was an unexpectedly elegant spin on winter's standard shades of gray. Ann Demeulemeester (below left), Viktor & Rolf (below right)

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Christene Barberich and Piera Gelardi

Martin Grant photos by Frédérique Dumoulin at Java; Hussein Chalayan photos by Chris Moore; Viktor & Rolf photo by Peter Stigter; Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel, and Yves Saint Laurent photos by First View.

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