Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Martin Grant chose taffeta as a primary material this season and as such many of his ensembles carried a stiff silhouette. The rigidity worked for wide boatneck tops and tailored nipped-waist jackets, but proved less appealing applied to pleated halter dresses or poet sleeve evening coats. A sense of buttoned-up formality and elegance ran throughout the collection, a stuffiness thankfully cut by Grant’s younger pieces. These flirtatious looks were actually the most successful—colorblocked dresses and cute bustiers paired with printed skirts could have a broad audience come Spring. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Fit & flare / Hourglass / Square
Color: Navy / Cobalt / Gold / White / Cherry red
Key Items: Silk jumpsuits / Satin evening coats / Boatneck tops and dresses / Nipped waist jackets / Fitted bustier tops / Cropped halter dresses
Materials: Satin / Silk / Tweed / Taffeta / Sheer chiffon
Print + Pattern: Geometric diamond repeats / Colorblocking
Details + Trim: Exaggerated flap pockets / Pleating / Peplums / Ruffles / Poet sleeves
Accessories + Footwear: Stiletto sandals / Wide brimmed sun hats / Slim buckle belts
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