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Vivienne Westwood

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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