PARIS — Catering to the client seemed to be the modus operandi of a trio of lesser-known designers vying for attention amid the couture hubbub here.

Dominique Sirop, who showed at the Lido cabaret, zeroed in on ladies on the hunt for slinky, glamorous gowns. Cut in diaphanous chiffon with long trains, these numbers exuded the kind of come-hither sizzle that only a woman confident enough to show a little — and sometimes a lot — of skin can pull off. Bands of rough-cut georgette spiraled around some, while another was decorated with strips of python. A simpler version, slashed open in geometric patterns and paired with a jeweled bolero, was more approachable. And on a wearable note, Sirop’s leather coats, with a large fur-lined collar or tiered, draped sleeves, exuded chic without trying too hard.

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