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Scrapbook: Moments From Paris

If after being passed over for a trip to Milan, you were also cruelly deprived of a week in the City of Light, here’s a quick look at what you missed among the pretty people:

Model Eats, Obviously Sent Home From Paris

Here's a good one from Paris: It's not as if the scant body mass indexes on runways are good things. But the absurdity marches on, and still some strong-headed young things refuse to accept the conventions of modeling's narrow vision.

Ungaro Is Hip Again; Mixed Reviews for Dries Van Noten

• Just 23 years old, Esteban Cortazar brought the "It" factor back to the house of Emanuel Ungaro. [Times] • Dries Van Noten disappoints Cathy Horyn, and Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo makes her "think the trashiness, the allure and counterpoint of trashiness, is very interesting at the moment." [On the Runway/NYT]

What the Critics Said About Paris Fashion Week, and What They Really Meant

The reviews from Paris Fashion Week are clogging the Internet with words that resemble English but don't necessarily make a lot of sense. That means it's time for another edition of "What They Really Meant," where we read the fashion reviews so you don't have to. You've worked hard enough today already.

Colette Displays Luxury Logos Made From Cocaine

There's cocaine at Colette! Through March 1 — the end of Paris Fashion Week — the Paris boutique's first-floor gallery will display Swiss artist Comenius Roethlisberger's exhibition of luxury-brand logos like Chanel, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent written in a mixture of cocaine and powdered sugar, adorably entitled "Dearest Constellation, Sweetest Invitation" (he's talking to you, Kate).