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Twist and Shout

PARIS — When compared with the drama of one over-the-top spectacle after another, the notion of real clothes might seem anticlimactic. But the words "wearable" and "day" don’t have to read "boring." Instead, a balance can be struck. How...

Here, his sharply tailored wool jacket over a button-bedecked silk top and skirt.

Here, his sharply tailored wool jacket over a button-bedecked silk top and skirt.

GIOVANNI GIANNONI

PARIS — When compared with the drama of one over-the-top spectacle after another, the notion of real clothes might seem anticlimactic. But the words “wearable” and “day” don’t have to read “boring.” Instead, a balance can be struck. How about daytime looks served up with just a dash of fantasy? Jean Paul Gaultier, for example, created some great versions with unexpected twists for his inventive spring couture collection. Here, his sharply tailored wool jacket over a button-bedecked silk top and skirt. For more, see pages 6 and 7.