PARIS — It’s not all about antics. In his second collection for Guy Laroche, Alber Elbaz proved that he has established a fresh new direction for the house. He sent out a lineup of smart, approachable clothes, from chic tailored looks to dreamy lace and tulle dresses. Here, Elbaz’s bold leather coat and skirt with a gentle touch of tulle. For more on the spring shows, see pages 4 and 5.