The collections currently being debuted in Paris may be ready-to-wear, but there was more than a dash of couture to [John Galliano]'s autumn/winter creations. The Christian Dior designer also brought a sea of hot hues to the runways, which have been dominated to date by a sombre palette.
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French style guru [Jean Paul Gaultier] has never been one for the understated look - and his latest collection proved no exception. The flamboyant designer took Paris Menswear Week by storm on Monday with a stunning new range that owed much to Seventies shows like <I>Starsky And Hutch.</I>
Some of the fashion world's most sought-after talents have been stepping out for glitzy parties on either side of the Atlantic. French maestro [Jean-Paul Gaultier] was the centre of everyone's attention at a bash to mark his 30th anniversary in New York, while his compatriot [Roland Mouret] was likewise rubbing shoulders with the stars when he turned out for a soiree in London's National Portrait Gallery.
Flame-haired sensation Lily Cole got Australian Fashion Week off to a roaring start when she strutted her stuff on a catwalk awash with colour. The British beauty had flown in especially at the request of Sydney design queen Charlie Brown, who signed her up to headline her show. <br /><br />
Designers at Paris Fashion Week seemed to have been studying hard. Two of the three Rs - ruffles and ruches - were very much in evidence as models floated down catwalks in a series of romantic creations. <br /><br />
[Jean Paul Gaultier]'s most famous client [Madonna] dropped in fashionably late to his show in Paris. But the singer - who aided the designer's rise to fashion stardom by wearing the famous conical bra he created - could be forgiven her tardiness. So celebs and models alike waited patiently until proceedings started an hour behind schedule. <br /><br />
With the Academy Awards fast approaching, fashion fans on both sides of the pond have been taking a keen interest in the glamorous gowns on show at Paris Fashion Week. And the final collection of this year's event was also among its most hotly anticipated, as Lebanese maestro [Elie Saab] has been a favourite with Hollywood's leading ladies ever since he designed the dress [Halle Berry] wore to collect her best actress gong in 2002.