New From Paris: John Galliano and Lanvin Wow; Elie Saab Rocks Stripes

From left, Lanvin, John Galliano, Elie Saab. Photo: Imaxtree


Lanvin's fabrics were intricately tiered and sculpted.

John Galliano exuded brilliance with gypsy pants and sheer floral dresses.

Elie Saab knows how to work a stripe.

• Marc Jacobs's collection for Louis Vuitton was reminiscent of his own shown at New York Fashion Week. And we agree with the critics: Those wide-thighed pants don't even look good on the models.

Miu Miu put each model's initials on her outfit, which looked like futuristic gymwear.

Hermès spiced up plain black and earth-tone pieces with paisley and fringe.

Chado Ralph Rucci used sprightly feathers and did interesting things with seams.

Chloé showed bare legs and little chiffon dresses that seemed an usual choice for fall.

Nina Ricci showed mostly pantsuits in amber hues.

Kenzo showed busy prints and sweaterdresses with stunning construction.

Paul & Joe sent bare-legged models down the runway in dresses with fawnlike animal prints.

• The big, furry cone hats at Vanessa Bruno distracted from her nice but simple collection of flowy pants and pretty dresses.