Stella McCartney's Paris Fashion Week show was daring, but highly wearable.
Highlights from the Paris Fashion Week fall-winter 2016 shows, held in March.
In a highly imaginative show that was more daring than usual, British-American designer Stella McCartney took familiar garments and styles and gave them a funky and glamorous twist.
Huge truncated bubble jackets bounced by alongside enveloping turtle neck gowns and huge wrap around denim jackets.
The first look was among the best — a huge sleeveless bubble jacket in red velvet that oozed contradictory glamour.
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Its stripy accordion pleats in the silk skirt riffed nicely on the model’s short hair — evoking the Roaring Twenties as immortalized by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Great Gatsby.
The opulence of the venue — the grand, gilded hall of the Paris Opera — only added to the glitz.
But this collection also boasted hidden gems — one delicate peach gown with lace, pleats and a sheer section which sensually showed off the leg.
Proud father Sir Paul McCartney cheered from the front row next to his wife Nancy Shevell, who wore embroidered Stella McCartney jeans with a ruffled cardigan and terracotta coat.