Right to Bare ArmsParis designers must be banking on a globally warmed fall season, as their cocktail dresses flashed unexpected bits of skin. In what was an otherwise oversize, cozy collection, Stella McCartney showed a foxy, metallic beaded number, with chains framing the shoulder. Nicolas Ghesquière spiced up an otherwise basic LBD with armbands instead of sleeves. And Givenchy’s pastel frock, paired with gold gladiators, had a distinct Xena, Warrior Princess feel. —Kendall Herbst
Iman Sees Future in PlasticsBarneys hosted the Balenciaga Paris book party on Friday night with stars (Courtney Cox, the Olsen twins), designers (Anait Bian, Nicolas Ghesquière), and three different kinds of caviar. New York’s Jada Yuan chatted with Iman.
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Ten Things We Liked on Friday
1. Soft and comfy little leather jackets from Neal Sperling.
2. Chocolate-dipped macaroons at the Yigal Azrouël show.
3. Kara Ross’s new line of bags in ring lizard and colored ostrich skins.