Among those checking out the key looks in menswear for spring summer 2009 was The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers. He was joined by pretty girlfriend Reena - who's heiress to cosmetics line Ruby & Millie
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High sheen fabrics were popular on the runways. French label Dior showcased metallic bomber jackets in a fuschia hue
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Gender-blurring menswear looks for next spring unveiled in Paris

30 JUNE 2008
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was among the A-list men who flocked to Paris last week to take in next season's hottest trends in menswear. Accompanied by his cosmetics heiress girlfriend Reena, The Tudors star - who's modelled for Versace in the past - joined fellow celebs including US rapper Kanye West and Olivier Martinez checking out the feminine take on men's fashion that ruled the pink-dominated runways.

Fuchsia brights were ubiquitous as big names including Dior and John Galliano blurred gender boundaries while also drawing inspiration from the glam-rock era. The London-raised design icon went for a typically bold approach, with one stand-out ensemble featuring a pink blazer with intricate bead detailing. Meanwhile metallic, high-sheen bomber jackets in pink and gold were a key feature at Dior.

Another key look for the fashion-forward male in 2009 will feature feminine fabrics. Jean Paul Gaultier experimented with crepe and silk and Givenchy showcased sheer shirts in different shades of pink.