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Valentino’s Modern Ballerinas

Valentino's fall collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Valentino’s fall collection at Paris Fashion Week.

We’re recapping our five favorite moments from each day of Paris Fashion Week. Below: the best, prettiest, and weirdest things we saw on Tuesday.

1. Valentino will inspire many ballet-inspired editorials. Layered knits, blush pinks, and tutulike minidresses were fit for ballet princesses, and the models wore buns to top it off.

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2. Chanel gave everyone a front-row seat. More intimate than previous shows, Karl Lagerfeld’s seating plan at Chanel allowed viewers to get a close-up look at the collection’s layered necklaces, textured bouclés, and quilted details.

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3. Chanel also gave us perfect boots. Nearly every look was paired with flat riding boots — appropriate for both bouclé suiting and evening attire.

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4. Delfina Delettrez went industrial. The jewelry designer showed us her new jewelry collection at a private appointment where she talked about electrophoretic deposition, the process of adding lacquer via electric voltage. Also called e-coating, it’s similar to plating enamel. Her double-hoop earrings came in gold and e-coated scarab tones of emerald and magenta.

5. Valentino threw a disco party. At the ritzy Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, a checkerboard dance floor straight out of Saturday Night Fever was lit up in colors under the sparkling disco ball above. The crowd sipped Champagne and Day-Glo cocktails and boogied in their finest Valentino, much of it shining in sequins.

Valentino’s Modern Ballerinas