Photo Gallery: Biggest and best from the Paris fashion show

Ahram Online, Tuesday 7 Feb 2012

Versace last participated at the Paris fashion show 8 years ago, so we're celebrating the latest one with highlights of the best of Versace, Armani, Lagerfeld, Gaultier, and other exciting designers

Donatella Versace SS 2012
Paris, Jan 23 (AP Photo: Jacques Brinon)

Versace: "Architecture" was the buzz word of the day. As models wobbled up and down the stairs in a final pose on a shiny set, Versace brings us into the future where clothes has structure to pump up the feminine figure.

Alexandre Vauthier: An uber-modern take on the golden, Greek goddess and an ecstatic use of fringe are some of the highly fashionable pieces this French designer teased the audience's "I want" button.

Giorgio Armani: Chic as ever, this season he is obsessed with verde: green. All shades of it, from almost flourescent and wonderfuly, tactile shag to creative and sohpisticatedly shaded metallics.

Jean Paul Gaultier: A today, cheeky, bold, bright version of retro.

Maxime Simoens: Wonderfully wearable pieces, especially the flattering mini with flowing material for modest shading or dramatic entrances.

Karl Lagerfeld: Conservative, straight lines still don't cover up the femininity of his designs, heightening the senses with careful use of shine.

Gustavo Lins: The Brazilian designer takes "the basics" up five notches.

Bulgarian designers Livia S. Stoianova & Yassen Samouilov: They think out every piece and add, add, add more glam to every inch. They seem to like the tattoo look, covering the skin with patterns on leggings or transparent materials - will we see more of this next season?

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