Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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LADIES OF THE AGES
Paris: Vivienne Westwood seemed to conjure centuries’ worth of female characters this season. Opening with a tomboyish 20s look, things moved quickly though the centuries — 1700s cloaked damsels, 1940s powersuits, flashy 80s club kids, and jeweled princesses. The asymmetrical drapery and haphazard slouch was all there, along with a variety of playfully mixed plaids and colorful collage prints. Some things, like ruffle sleeve ballgowns, felt more like chintzy costumes than clothes, but a series of ultra-fine knits that slightly resembled sleepwear, had just as much wearability as quirk. —Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Squared, built-out shoulders / Hourglass
Color: Black / White / Baby Pink / Camel / Taupe / Lime Green / Orange / Cornflower / Wine / Metallic Silver + Gold
Key Items: Slouchy sweater dress / Hourglass skirt suit / Hooded cape
Materials: Jersey / Ultra-fine knits / Silk satin / Chiffon / Taffeta / Tweed / Wool suiting / Marabou / Mongolian lamb / Shearling
Print + Pattern: A mix of plaids / Collage prints — snakeskin + abstract
Details + Trim: Sequins / Embroidery / Drapery / Cowl necks
Accessories + Footwear: Patterned hosiery / Ultra-high platforms
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