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Dresses Are Confections

Wood Nymphs Are Moving In

At Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, and elsewhere, models in gauzy frocks and wild hair looked like they had been romping with satyrs.

Dresses Are Confections

Plumage Is Here to Stay

The feathers that landed on fall’s collections multiplied in spring. Giambattista Valli’s minidress looked like a newly hatched chick, while Oscar de la Renta played for drama with a spray of black coq feathers.

Dresses Are Confections

Clothes Are a Playground

Bits of flowers, ribbons, appliqué, beads—designers including Carolina Herrera and Louise Gray scattered their dresses with joyful decoration.

Sonia Rykiel

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Nina Ricci

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Giles

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Rodarte

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Jean Paul Gaultier

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Alexander McQueen

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Giambattista Valli

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Lanvin

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Oscar de la Renta

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Ann Demeulemeester

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Carolina Herrera

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Narcisco Rodriguez

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Marc Jacobs

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Louise Gray

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Mulberry

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