Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney wow at Paris Fashion Week

Stella McCartney at Paris Fashion Week

This season, irreverent Slimane twinned the sacred Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo – the one that broke-boundaries in fashion and changed gender stereotypes forever – with plain old, rubber boots. The type festival-goers wear at Rock en Seine and Glastonbury.

Sitting in the front row was French film icon and former Yves Saint-Laurent muse Catherine Deneuve, who applauded Slimane’s creative vision.

“People like him make others around him move,” Deneuve enthused. “He does radical things that are really interesting.”

The collection was Slimane’s most exhaustive to date – taking in the glamorous ’90s split-leg dress, his signature penchant for the snake and leopard print of the ‘70s and ‘80s, with a fabulous ostrich wrap.

Stella McCartney’s kinesis

The sought-after invite had “STELLA” emblazoned in shimmering gold on brass knuckles.

So when Stella McCartney’s collection exploded Monday morning with colour, stripes and movement, it came as no surprise.

Bold, masculine checks in fluid silhouettes opened – with a gentler feminine edge provided by subtle plays on transparencies.

Contrast colour pleated dresses swung by on models with exposed shoulders in bars of bright blue, spring green, chili red and pink.

The hemlines bounced elastically revealing flashes of leg, to a booming soundtrack with the refrain “Spandex” on repeat. It was a point not lost on chuckling fashionistas as the expensive silk gowns filed by inside Paris’s palatial Opera Garnier.

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  1. Avatar Anonymous February 1st, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Now Uhuru and Ocampo 3  are free with an african Ghanian judge Akua Kuenyehia just bribe the guy with free land and money.

    1. Avatar Anonymous February 1st, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Is it that corruption is so transfixed in your mind that you would first visualise it prevailing even before anything else? so far such a mindset has suffered blow after blow and to think that a matter so weighty is up for exchange with chunks of land plus money is absurd in itself,these are not Kenyan type judges but  lets wait and see what happens and put much of our hypothesis to ourselves rather than engage in another suspense heightening period of oh the outcome will be this oh it will be like this and that time is a revealer of issues.

      1. Avatar Anonymous February 1st, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        Africans Judges are corrupt to the bone. our blood is corrupt from our mothers womb. Ocampo 4  are free at last

        1. Avatar Nyeri-Governer-Asshole February 1st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

          Stupid Idiot. You got nothing positive in your skull to offer in this world. If Africans judges are corrupt, seek leave elsewhere. You are stupid-BIATCH. 

        2. Avatar Pratt February 2nd, 2012 at 1:03 pm

          Perhaps your over-value for skin color is midirecting you. Why do you think Africans are that corrupt? Do you know where corruption came from? It was actually NOT in our vocabulary! No wonder you are calling your children Ocampo without even knowing what that means! I hate absurdity. Why do you have to blame your own? Do you know the chances are that corruption was the main take, for seemingly, bystanders to be named and even indicted by ICC? Have you ever asked yourself why the guys who called and directed mass action that went terribly wrong are not anywhere near Ocampo’s set of things? The guys who rewarded arsonists are free men pal! Why? Why is that seemingly, the victims are the aggressors in Ocampo’s set? Kenyans surely know who bore the brunt of PEV. Where are the commanders? We know who stood for them to escape justice at ICC. And if thats not corruption, we surely dont know what corruption is. Perhaps, you need first to shed off your caged-slave attitude to get things right! 

  2. Avatar Classact February 2nd, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Moderator needs to remove trashy comments.


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