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The paisley print is a Jean Paul Gaultier signature — and very popular with retailers. For pre-fall, the designer has updated the motif by adding swirls for a patchwork effect. Here, a polyester net dress.

This story first appeared in the December 17, 2007 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Look back. That’s what some designers are doing for pre-fall. Angela Missoni played with Swinging London minis in her Missoni line, while at Moschino Cheap & Chic, Rossella Jardini’s styles reflected the Eighties. Elsewhere, Jean Paul Gaultier and J.Mendel’s Gilles Mendel, with their fluid dresses, echoed the Forties.