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>> Kate Moss, who attended Yves Saint Laurent a couple of days ago, was in the house for Miu Miu — as were Baz Luhrmann and Renee Zellweger. Miuccia Prada took one of her favorite themes — "pretty perversity," as Suzy Menkes describes it — and sent out a trail of looks mixing prints of cats, swallows, or reclining nudes. Daisy fasteners were affixed on clutch bags.
“It is fresh — about how innocence can survive in this world,” Prada said of the collection, which juxtaposed sweet skirts and schoolgirl collars with bra-like cut-outs and harnesses; Prada exclusive Lindsay Wixson closed, wearing a crystal "rib-lace" — a harness-like necklace that passed beneath the bra.
Interesting side-note — apparently Miu Miu has departed from a number of US department stores after a disagreement over how it should be displayed, writes the Wall Street Journal: "the company wanted their own store-in-stores, while the stores wanted to mix Miu Miu in with the other bags, according to a person familiar with the company."
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince had a dinner date in Paris yesterday, check out her look, and this morning they were hand in hand to attend the Miu Miu show as part of Paris Fashion Week. Kate was in a sexy black dress to take in the runway while Renee Zellweger showed off some fierce poses for the cameras on her way in. The marathon of shows and parties in Europe end tomorrow, so test your skills at identifying the Paris fashion elite with Fab's Fashion Week guess who quiz.
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>> Louis Vuitton started exactly on time this afternoon, leaving more than a few editors shut out and half the front row empty; of those who did make it inside in time, some were still on the runway when the show commenced, leaving opener Patricia Van der Vliet to barge right through. Every single girl had on a sky-high afros, each made from five smaller wigs sewn together, which bobbed "up and down like big pom pom balls" as they walked; Grace Coddington apparently "whooped with delight" at the first sight of them.
A flurry of models were front row — Sophie Dahl and her fiance Jamie Cullum, Natalia Vodianova, Daisy Lowe — but Georgia May Jagger was a surprise on the catwalk. The show, inspired by the '80s and '90s New Age traveller and “street clothes, embracing the hippie-cyber, tribal-punk world,” according to Marc Jacobs, included everything from kitten-heeled clogs to bags with raccoon tails — straight from Williamsburg hipsters — to bike shorts and glitter anoraks. And Jacobs himself wore a pair of the furry clogs for the finale.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand attended their first event as a couple yesterday, the Fendi party for Paris Fashion Week. Their strong, quirky personalities could make these two a perfect match, and Russell is already saying he's in love. This morning Katy was back in the front row, this time to check out Marc Jacobs's fro-happy Louis Vuitton show with fellow fans of the line Freida Pinto, Camilla Belle, and Leighton Meester. One fashion-loving star who skipped the show was Lily Allen, who has apparently been avoiding her rival Katy all week long in Paris.
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