The 2 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 1 of Paris Fashion Week

Bienvenue à Paris! Tuesday the underclassman kicked things off in the City of Light, with former Cacheral creative director Cédric Charlier showing a replicant-chic lineup for his sophomore collection under his own name. And for the woman who will settle for little less than showing her entire leg, critics concurred that Anthony Vaccarello definitely brought the heat.
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Bienvenue à Paris! Tuesday the underclassman kicked things off in the City of Light, with former Cacheral creative director Cédric Charlier showing a replicant-chic lineup for his sophomore collection under his own name. And for the woman who will settle for little less than showing her entire leg, critics concurred that Anthony Vaccarello definitely brought the heat.

L-R: Anthony Vaccarello, Cedric Charlier

L-R: Anthony Vaccarello, Cedric Charlier

Bienvenue à Paris! Tuesday the underclassman kicked things off in the City of Light, with former Cacheral creative director Cédric Charlier showing a replicant-chic lineup for his sophomore collection under his own name. And for the woman who will settle for little less than showing her entire leg, critics concurred that Anthony Vaccarello definitely brought the heat.

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Anthony Vaccarello Designer: Anthony Vaccarello

  • "In this uber-sexy, color-free summer offering, the models’ legs did the talking: Micro skirts with a tight, sweeped draping." {The Associated Press}
  • "Vaccarello is unabashed in his embrace of a rather dubious version of sex appeal, with draped, thigh-skimming skirts that came staggeringly close to revealing the private parts of the models as they walked down the runway. To be sure, fashion does not need to join feminist literature in a meditation on the vagina." {The Daily Beast/

    Newsweek}

  • "More skin, more sexily spliced and angular cuts, wrought in an almost-uniformly B&W palette. {Daily Front Row}
  • "The Belgian designer did not disappoint, delivering his hip-grazing split dresses, no doubt coming to a red carpet near you soon." {The Daily Telegraph}
  • "The designer responsible for sky-high thigh slits brought the heat with his sexy collection." {FabSugar}
  • "It was the cool girl at the beach, where we saw casual, loose silhouettes mixed with severe, dead-end cuts." {Grazia Daily Magazine}
  • "It was all too much. Or maybe we should make that too little." {Style.com}
  • "A slick, sexified take on the graphic-urban look that fashion is embracing." {Vogue.com}
  • "More hot looks for the hot-bodied. Anthony Vaccarello’s spring collection remained consistent on the fleshy level." {WWD}

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Cédric Charlier Designer: Cédric Charlier

  • "Charlier has a fine eye for color--although he focused most of his energy for spring on the clean lines of ivory dresses draped subtly through the torso and jackets slashed with copper-colored zippers." {The Daily Beast/

    Newsweek}

  • "Ex-Cacharel creative director Cédric Charlier followed on from his first eponymous collection last season with a directional offering for spring/summer 2013. Flashes of bright orange and intricate, patchworked dresses looked sporty when paired with calf-tights." {The Daily Telegraph}
  • "The effect was of simple clothes but each one with a twist: a white blouse with a tiny, stiff clerical collar; a mesh sweater changing its square and diamond stitching between sleeves and body; and a soupçon of eccentricity with black stockings just from knee to calf." {International Herald Tribune}
  • "Cédric Charlier's show today confirmed some elements that may amount to a signature: scalpel-sharp cuts, judicious injections of hardware (i.e. zippers), primal prints. Just as significantly, it cast him as a confident storyteller, which is impressive in a designer whose career is still fledgling." {Style.com}
  • "The DayGlo orange streaked across models’ brows eventually turned up on the clothes, lending a searing quality to snappy shift dresses and monastic gowns." {WWD}