Let's hop over to Paris for the last week of shows this season and start with this collection from Vera Wang who, like Roberto Cavalli's team, showed clothes that should be classed more as demi-couture.

Wang's collection comprised a balletic black, white and gold swan theme and was presented as a film. It featured structured capes, peplums and lampshade dresses paired with long floaty gowns, and high-impact gold feathered breastplates. Set in a grand Parisian salon, it harkened back to the designer's past as a young dancer. This is the first time Wang has shown in Paris and comes just as she is due to receive the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, an award that was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. Wang took inspiration from the Musée de la Légion d’Honneur and included Napoleonic pieces in the form of military jackets, embroidered patches in bronze and silver featuring the fleur-de-lis, bees and eagles. 


Images  |  Vera Wang

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