PARIS — Oh, those merry English! On Wednesday, portly Queen Elizabeth appeared on the front page of European newspapers wearing white ankle socks sans shoes as she made her way to the Golden Temple of Amritsar in India. The same day, two of her young subjects were doing their part to shake up fashion on the Paris runways — and they approached it from opposite poles. In her first collection for Chloe, Stella McCartney delighted her audience with the sort of fresh, charming clothes she likes to wear, while fellow Brit Alexander McQueen transformed the Givenchy woman into one tough cowgirl. For more on Paris, see pages 4 to 6.

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