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Beyond Seasons Fall Lite has hit the Stores, and Some are Declaring Seasonal Conventions Passe

PARIS — Belly buttons and bare legs, creamy white suits, skimpy slipdresses, bra tops, tank tops and loads of linen and silk crepe. Sound like the makings of an airy summer wardrobe? Wrong.

These are some of the looks that broke onto Europe’s…

clock September 13, 1994Heidi Lender and James Fallon

Fashion Features

Bright Hues Define New Mood at Paris Pret

PARIS — It was a tale of simple elegance or brassy tongue-in-cheek glamour at the Pret-a-Porter Paris show that ended here Sept. 5.

Streetwear — especially club-born ideas — hit en masse. Designers turned out a bubbly brand of young fashion…

clock September 12, 1994Heidi Lender

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Parlez-Vous Gap

PARIS — The Gap may be launching its own invasion of Europe.

After testing the waters in a boutique at Galeries Lafayette since September, The Gap opened its first freestanding store on the Continent here last Wednesday. It could be the first…

clock May 2, 1994Katherine Weisman and Heidi Lender

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Paris: Ready To Go

PARIS — Drowning in a spare sea of shapeless, drapeless clothes and heavy metallics? Help is on its way from Paris, which this fall promises to celebrate fantasy, glamour and simple sex appeal. With all the man-tailored pantsuits and high heels,…

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Fashion Features

London’s New Breed

LONDON — London is clawing its way back onto the fashion map.

Despite continuing financial problems and doubts over whether there would even be shows in London, a core of up-and-coming young designers is giving the scene new life. They’re part…

clock February 25, 1994James Fallon and Heidi Lender

Fashion Features

Color, Shape Make Comeback at Pret-a-Porter

PARIS — The Porte de Versailles Pret-a-Porter show, which ended its four-day stint Tuesday, was bustling with interested buyers and energized vendors, all heralding an unexpectedly upbeat mood for the fall-winter 1994-95 season.

Color and…

clock February 2, 1994William Middleton and Heidi Lender

Fashion Features

Lacroix Lite

PARIS — Christian Lacroix is off to a rollicking good start for 1994. After dazzling Paris with a triumphant couture collection, the designer hit the mark again last week with the premiere of his new lower-priced line, Bazar de Christian…

clock January 31, 1994Katherine Weisman and Heidi Lender

Fashion Features

Two Takes on Couture: Laroche’s New Man

PARIS — “Monsieur Klein,” purrs the host of the Plaza Athenee’s posh, fashion-filled restaurant. “I’d like to present to you my livre d’or one day, where I have designs of the grandest couturiers. You must take part.”

“After the defile, s’il…

clock January 14, 1994Heidi Lender

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