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Paris Fashion Week: Chanel's feminist boulevard and Alexander McQueen's Samurai statement

Plus catch up on the the key looks from yesterday’s Valentino show.

Karl Lagerfeld recreated a Parisian street scene for the spring 15 Chanel catwalk show, which featured models adorned in signature Chanel monochrome separates, masculine tweed suits and relaxed striped knitwear. The show closed with the models storming the catwalk with megaphones and banners featuring feminist statements including ‘Ladies First’ and ‘History is Her Story.’

Sarah Burton took inspiration from Japanese culture at Alexander McQueen, with Samurai-inspired dresses and floaty kimono shapes, adorned with delicate blossoms but toughened up with leather details.

The Valentino show saw a feast of ideas coming through, from sugary pastels, to fairytale gowns in sheer fabrics, to bolder dresses in varying lengths inspired by 18th century Italy, with a palette of bold blues, reds and greens.

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