New From Paris: Givenchy’s Bling, Lacroix’s Mops, and Valentino sans Valentino

From left, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Valentino.Photo: Imaxtree

Givenchy showed some bling and interesting, sexy jackets.

• The look at Christian Lacroix was ladies who lunch meets rock and roll meets … a black mop.

• Alessandra Fachinetti’s first collection for Valentino after Valentino’s retirement played it safe. Pleasant, pretty, but safe.

Dries Van Noten is high on patterns and color.

• Puma creative head Hussein Chalayan’s collection had Grecian overtones; we couldn’t help but think of Rami’s stuff on Project Runway.

Costume National’s structuring is reminiscent of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s for Balenciaga.

Stella McCartney’s vegan collection incorporated lace and overblown brocades.

New From Paris: Givenchy’s Bling, Lacroix’s Mops, and Valentino sans Valentino