In an improbable merger of bipolar aesthetics, Guy Laroche’s Marcel Marongiu cast French bourgeois staples through a minimalist lens. The mix yielded some solid pieces, but ultimately the blend was a bit bland.

Conservative looks, such as a plain turtleneck dress under a matching coat and knee-length skirts with inverted pleats and boxy crewnecks, came in spare lines with sporty/sexy details. Halter dresses had straight, severe strips down the back, and there were several crop tops shown with classic skirts or trousers. Much of the collection was monochromatic — white and navy — with some pieces lined in a bold green.

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