Roopal Patel’s Eleven Must-Have Pieces From the Paris Runways

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"Just when you know what the trends are, Paris comes along and puts a new spin on things," says Roopal Patel, fashion director of Moda Operandi — looks like Balenciaga's metallic animal-print sweatshirts, for example, and McQueen's "magical" fur and feathers. It was a week of smart, wearable separates (the slim pantsuit was huge) and the return of the heel,  in two-tone hues and metallics. But the designers also took risks, whether experimenting with scale or high-tech fabrications. Patel's top pieces span leather, lace, and neoprene; click ahead to see more of her Paris must-haves.