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Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2008: Stella McCartney


This season, Paris Fashion Week has contained a slightly controverisal level of fur (for example, Jean Paul Gaultier). Obviously Stella McCartney was not one to conform sticking to her morals and creating her usual vegan line. However, that was probably the only 'usual' element of her Autumn/Winter collection which saw McCartney venturing in to new ground.

It was a bit hit and miss with elements of McCartney's best work, namely tailoring, mixed in with a few pieces which appeared to be slightly out of place, for example a shapeless, shield emblazoned dress. There were very definitive section as the collection did not flow together well. Highlights include a section with a very sensual feel which involved uber-short mini dresses in lace, and peekaboo chiffon. Jessica Stam made an appearance in a beaded mini-dress with off the shoulder detailing.
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There were also a couple of beautifully tailored trapeze dresses in chiffon with brocade detailing which were very delicate and feminine in a typical McCartney style. Her Spring/Summer collection is one of my favourite for that season so I can't help feeling a little disappointed with this one, what do you think?

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