The message was clear: Pack your bags and get ready for adventure. Emanuel Ungaro’s Giambattista Valli moved to a Spanish beat, while Michael Kors took Céline to Goa via the entire planet and Jean Paul Gaultier explored his own rich, imaginary world. Karl Lagerfeld, for his part, did tons of denim — all super-skinny, of course — for Lagerfeld Gallery.

Emanuel Ungaro: Transition is never easy, especially when a designer takes the reins from the hands of a master. That has been the case with Giambattista Valli, former assistant to Emanuel Ungaro, who one year ago took on the role of designer for ready-to-wear, and had to struggle to find his own voice. The collection he showed on Friday indicated that Valli has worked through that very difficult process, and is ready to carry the house into the future with security and confidence. He made clear both his devotion to his mentor’s heritage and his point of departure. It worked beautifully.

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