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Image via: TheCut.com
Paris fashion week, and with it, fashion month is over, and the fashion industry will return to its normal resting state. Just last week, I said Milan was my favorite week so far. Well, I guess I have to amend that to say that Paris still has it. It was a week of mostly blacks, whites and grays, and the structured, architectural looks were just as well designed as the slouchy effortless looking pieces. It was really inspiring to see these spring iterations of some of the oldest houses in fashion and see why they're still around. Paris's collections deserve a rundown. There are so so many new favorite collections.
-E

first, some trends.

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Guy Laroche, image via: Style.com
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Acne, image via: Style.com
male fantasy/stolen from the men
There were lots of instances of peek-a-boo coat situations, where like we've seen in seductive teasers on screen, a woman approaches a man in just a coat and heels. Nothing underneath. On the other hand, stolen from the guys suits abounded on the runways. I'm always a fan of menswear-inspired, and this season's offerings were no different.
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Lie Sang Bong, image via: TheCut.com
spring coats
We all know spring doesn't get no-coat warm until well into May, so good thing Parisian designers have you covered with coats of every kind you can imagine.

slip dresses
A lot of these came down runways in New York, and we saw a lot in Paris, too. They're so simple and feminine, I want a party to wear one to every night.
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Sharon Wauchob, image via: Style.com
black, white, gray and combinations of the three
We saw black and white solids aggressively return this week, with an additional appearance from gray. But designers didn't go solid only, combinations of these were also extremely common. 
On another note, "sporty style" was also a common theme, such as the look seen in the Jay Ahr photo.
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Jay Ahr, image via: Style.com
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C├ędric Charlier, image via: Style.com
decade callbacks
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20s modernized | Manish Arora, Image via: Style.com
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60s | Chanel, image via: Style.com
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30s/40s wartime | Alexis Mabille, Image via: Style.com
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80s | Balmain, image via: Style.com
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40s/50s | Olympia Le-Tan, image via: Style.com
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90s | Carven, image via: Style.com
a note on Dior
I really enjoyed this show, but one thing I did notice and think was pretty interesting was while other big name houses were sending surprising, new points of view down the runway, it did feel like Dior was sending the same shapes as previous seasons, just in new colors and textures toward the latter looks of the show. 
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Christian Dior, image via: Style.com
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Christian Dior, image via: Style.com
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Christian Dior, image via: Style.com

favorites.

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80s Chanel throwback at Balmain, image via: Style.com
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feminine glamour at Elie Saab, image via: Style.com
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colorful history-inspired at Valentino, image via: Style.com
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structural drama at Gareth Pugh, image via: Style.com
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casual and cool at Paul & Joe, image via: Style.com
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modern and bright at Valentin Yudashkin, image via: Style.com
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youthful personality at Talbot Runhof, image via: Style.com
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sexy and edgy at Zadig & Voltaire, image via: Style.com
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arty fun at Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, image via: Style.com
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everything at Saint Laurent, image via: Style.com
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best modernized Chanel at Chanel, image via: Style.com
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feminine and relaxed at Alexis Mabille, image via: Style.com
and finally, Marc Jacobs says goodbye to Louis Vuitton in the most MJ way: showgirls
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Louis Vuitton, image via: Style.com
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Louis Vuitton, image via: Style.com
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Louis Vuitton, image via: Style.com
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Louis Vuitton, image via: Style.com
until February!
 



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