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Paris Fashion Week Catch-Up Cathy Horyn


Before the jet lag wears off, we’d like to remember the Paris fashion shows of last week. Who better to provide an overview than The Times’s fashion critic, Cathy Horyn, who flew thousands of miles and endured countless ear-splitting remixes so you didn’t have to? The Moment presents a digest of Cathy’s criticism from the Paris shows.

Nina Ricci: “as moody as it was distinctive.”
Yves Saint Laurent: “enormously appealing.”
Chanel: “darker and more urban in mood.”
Giambattista Valli: “good clothes, but would his clients necessarily care or notice when they’re not?”
Lanvin: “solid, aggressively chic.”
Sonia Rykiel: “cute and friendly.”
Valentino: “respectful and graphic.”
Givenchy: “out of touch.”
Emanuel Ungaro: “soft rather than strident.”
Stella McCartney: “nothing knocked out of the park, but neither did you sense any trembling insecurity.”
Dries Van Noten: “prints were dense and gorgeous, a treat for the eye, but something soon felt off in his show.”
Balenciaga: “his clothes are the most interesting of his generation.”
Viktor & Rolf: “as much as they were saying no to the crassness of the world, they were adding to its noise.”
Jean Paul Gaultier: “old-fashioned.”
Comme des Garçons: “generally funny and subtle.”
Tao: “an older, knowing hand.”
Junya Watanabe: “an amazing performance.”
Alexander McQueen: “beautiful, beautiful clothes.”
Chloe: “Paulo Melim Andersson, cannot create a look that is either uniquely Chloé or interesting.”
Christian Dior: “constrained and old-clothes-y.”
John Galliano: “fickle and personal.”
Miu Miu: “a futuristic blend of jersey and scuba materials.”
Ralph Rucci: “more engrossing, more dramatic and more particular than many shows here.”
Maison Martin Margiela: “a let-down.”
Undercover: “thoughtful and relevant.”
Rick Owens: “great show.”

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