Jean Paul Gaultier clowns around at Paris fashion

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Other looks included “Nikita”, a belted electric blue leather coat with high collar, and “Mortal Sin”, a flowing purple robe in jersey and chiffon, embroidered with crystals.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Elie Saab’s “Royal Affair” collection featured shimmering regal gowns in emerald green, sapphire blue and blood-red like “rubies plucked from a crown”.

At the Frank Sorbier show, meanwhile, models looked as if they had stepped out of a Holbein painting, after the designer became fascinated by portraits of the era.

Parading at a stately pace through the formal gardens of the Swiss embassy, models wore lace veils, richly embroidered silk jackets and courtly dresses with trains.

Five days of men’s fashion and four days of haute couture wrap up in Paris on Thursday.

Haute couture exists exclusively in Paris and is sustained by a small number of the world’s richest women.

Fashion houses that belong to the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture must observe strict requirements on the number of garments produced and the amount of work carried out by hand.

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