Paris Fashion Week

Dior spins 1950s styles into modern looks; YSL shows broad-shouldered glamor; Valli focuses on tweeds; Westwood honors late founder

PARIS — Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri dove into archives from the 1950s for the French fashion house’s fall women’s catwalk show, adding a modern spin to the era’s feminine mainstays. (See the show here: Autumn-Winter 2023-2024 Ready-to-Wear Show – DÉFILÉS PRÊT-À-PORTER – Women’s Fashion Clothing & Accessories )

Models sauntered through the gilded halls of the Hotel de la Marine overlooking the Place de la Concorde in a chic, punk-infused lineup for the Paris Fashion Week show.

Playing with volumes, tailored coats had bold shoulders and wide sleeves, while the lines on tracksuit trousers curved inwards at the bottom, rather than running straight down the leg.

One look mixed a patchwork of floral patterns, with an ample hooded cape thrown over a slim, fitted skirt and carried on towering platform heels, as rock band AC/DC’s growling rendition of “T.N.T.” thumped in the background.

Closing the show was the traditional bridal attire, with Kronthaler accompanying Ms. Westwood’s granddaughter Cora Corre, who wore an ivory lace body suit with matching platform boots.

London Fashion Week, held last month, was dedicated to Ms. Westwood, one of British fashion’s biggest names, who rose to fame dressing punk band the Sex Pistols. She died in December aged 81. — Reuters

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