THE LONG WAY
PARIS — There were plenty of short looks on the runways for fall — but also lots of long. And Valentino had some of the sleekest and best. His collection, in fact, had a new esprit — subtle, simplified, but oh-so-chic. Meanwhile, all over Paris, clothes looked more feminine and exuberant than they had in seasons. For more on the return to fashion, see pages 6 and 7.