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As many stay tuned to Paris Fashion Week, an unlikely fashion trend has popped up among the Parisian street-style set: chainmail.

The 12th-century armor, originally a mesh made up of metal rings to protect the head and body, has been reimagined by many Paris showgoers, who are wearing the style in silver, gold and black as clothing, headwear and handbags.

Giving a nod to the medieval chainmail style, two showgoers were seen wearing the style as headwear, one with a black chain-link headpiece worn over a metallic silver headscarf and another wearing a silver chain-link headpiece with a matching handbag.

Paris Fashion Week Street Style Fall 2019 Trends

Chainmail at Paris Fashion Week fall 2019.  Cornel Cristian Petrus/REX/Shutterstock

Others went with more of a disco theme. Designer Michelle Elie wore a silver metallic sequined dress with a matching bag, while another paired a metallic gold chain-link top with a matching gold sequined skirt.

Paris Fashion Week Street Style Fall 2019 Trends

Chainmail at Paris Fashion Week fall 2019.  Grosescu Alberto Mihai/REX/Shutterstock

Over the decades, the style has been a runway staple, most notably by Paco Rabanne, who made it his signature style in the Sixties. Most recently, the look was interpreted for fall by designers including Christian Siriano, who gave models ponytails tied together with links of chainmail; Area, which accented clothing with colorful gemstones, and Tom Ford, whose finale look was a silver chainmail dress.

Backstage at Christian Siriano RTW Fall 2019

Backstage at Christian Siriano RTW Fall 2019  Sophie Sahara for WWD

Click through the above gallery to see more photos of the chainmail street-style trend at Paris Fashion Week.

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