PARIS — Donatella Versace has always had an affinity for rock royalty, and in her Versace fall couture collection, which she dubbed “RocKoco,” she created a fusion of courtly elements and rock ’n’ roll. Among the stars of the show: a mink and ermine coat trimmed in golden lace and such dazzling patchwork pieces as an hourglass jacket in vintage fabrics. Here, one relatively understated variation on the patchwork motif, a curvaceous suit with floral and snakeskin insets. For more couture suits,

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