The loungy attitude was a neat contrast to the show venue: Paris’ monumental Place Vendome, which is steeped in grand history.
Gone were the signature Marant motifs; as were the embellishments, apart from the odd set of studs on a belt or a black jacket.
In their place: comfy silhouettes — for an uncomplicated fall.
Elongated T-shirts were mixed and matched with vests, truncated sweaters and some menswear pieces.
On-trend peekaboo slits near the bust were a reminder, though, that Marant may have forgotten to get complicated, but she hasn’t forgotten to be sexy.
Saturday’s shows include Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier.
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