The 10 Most Critically Acclaimed Shows of Paris Fashion Week

From Alexander McQueen edited offerings to Alexander Wang's debut for Balenciaga, over the past nine days, there's been a lot of really exciting fashion moments in Paris. Relive the highest points now with the critics' picks for the ten best collections to walk--and sashay, and foxtrot--down the runways. Photos: IMAXtree
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From Alexander McQueen edited offerings to Alexander Wang's debut for Balenciaga, over the past nine days, there's been a lot of really exciting fashion moments in Paris. Relive the highest points now with the critics' picks for the ten best collections to walk--and sashay, and foxtrot--down the runways. Photos: IMAXtree

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From Alexander McQueen edited offerings to Alexander Wang's debut for Balenciaga, over the past nine days, there's been a lot of really exciting fashion moments in Paris. Relive the highest points now with the critics' picks for the ten best collections to walk--and sashay, and foxtrot--down the runways.

Photos: IMAXtree

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Dries Van Noten Designer: Dries Van Noten

  • "Belgian designer Dries Van Noten sparkled on the second day of Paris fashion week Wednesday with a collection combining men's tailoring with glamorous feminine touches." [AFP]
  • "Perfectly measured, as is always the case with Van Noten." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Eschewing the essentialist clichés of men's fashion, Van Noten sublated the masculine and the feminine in challenging, off-kilter ways." [Artinfo]
  • "Dries Van Noten thinks fashion is far too serious. That's why he explored his usual menswear-womenswear tailoring this season via the frivolity of ballroom dancing, feathers and the two-some Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers." [AP]
  • "Dries Van Noten was, as always, a surprising motley mix of colors and prints that did not disappoint." [The Cut/New York Magazine]
  • "It was a remarkably girlish collection (hello hot pink, feathered, and bejewelled dresses!) for a designer who usually prefers a tomboy aesthetic." [The Daily Beast]
  • "No one puts it together quite the way he does and yesterday's show was not only packed to the rafters with clothes we loved, but also a masterclass in styling." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "Transported indeed!" [Daily Front Row]
  • "A powerful statement about dualism." [FT.com]
  • "Dries Van Noten today offered a boy meets girl mash up which took nothing away from either the masculine or feminine sartorial camps." [Grazia Daily]
  • "The designer continued to explore his winning formula of mixing masculine with feminine, using a clever clash of tailoring with feathers and acid-hued embroidery." [The Guardian]
  • "There’s a whole lot of clothes swapping going on in the world of Dries Van Noten these days. Last month he likened parts of his AW13 menswear collection to pieces a man would borrow from his girlfriend ‘the morning after’, and for his stunning women’s show on Wednesday afternoon at Hôtel de Ville, the wardrobe sharing struck again." [i-D Online]
  • "Dries Van Noten electrified the first full day of the Paris fashion season with a show that was delicate, a touch frivolous--yet profound." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "This collection, despite some great individual pieces, lacked the resplendent slob appeal of his January men’s show. Can’t women have that attitude, too?" [The New York Times]
  • "It all made for a beautiful fashion exploration. But in the real word, when these pieces are pulled apart and added to a woman’s existing wardrobe, they will fit right in without making much of a fuss." [NOWFASHION]
  • "The Dries Van Noten Fall 2013 collection was a veritable discourse on why opposites attract." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "It's always the quiet ones you have to watch." [Style.com]
  • "Supremely elegant." [Vogue.com]
  • "Dries van Noten soared to new heights with a flight of fancy feathers." [Wmagazine.com]
  • "Move over Liz and Dick. Wednesday saw a different example of the marriage of British elegance to ostrich-feathered ostentation. This one came courtesy of Dries Van Noten, who managed to extract the volatility of the original while keeping it utterly captivating." [WWD]

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Balenciaga Designer: Alexander Wang

  • "Dominated by sleek, elegant looks in black and white." [AFP]
  • "An auspicious start. Wang stayed true to the heritage of the house, and even to his predecessor Nicolas Ghesquiere's contribution of using high-tech, cutting-edge materials. Wang also succeeded at creating clothes that not only beg to be looked at and revered, but also to be worn." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Where he pushed the boundaries the most was with the fabrics--focusing on highlighting patterns through texture." [The Daily Beast]
  • "This was a strong, elegant and feminine debut collection which gives us hope of even greater things to come from Alex." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "It was clean, it was exact, it didn’t rock the boat (or the brand). It was, as the French say, pas mal." [FT.com]
  • "With the weight of the fashion world on his shoulders, Alexander Wang served up a polished debut show." [Grazia Daily]
  • "The debut was imbued with cool precision." [The Guardian]
  • "It was a very beautiful collection. The fabric development was incredible and the cutting too. You could see the workmanship and the know how in every garment." [i-D Online]
  • "Alexander Wang’s first outing at Balenciaga on Thursday was a fine effort. In fact, it looked effortless, as though the designer, at only 29 years old, had reached the essence of what the famous couturier stood for: sculpted elegance." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "Alexander Wang showed on Thursday that he could design for a major house. His debut for Balenciaga was smart and graceful, and the streamlined clothes advanced the codes in a modern way." [The New York Times]
  • "In one fell swoop Wang transformed the Balenciaga brand. He brought it forward without forgetting where it came from." [NOWFASHION]
  • "The 29 year old designer, who made his name with the upscale streetwear of his signature label, was in no way cowed by the man who founded the house. He transformed the fresh sporty style he knows so well into something sleek and pure, and decidedly luxe for Balenciaga." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Wang fused technology and technique to come up with compelling new textiles." [Style.com]
  • "Wang managed to play with some signature house ideas, married to the austere, sculptural quality for which Cristóbal Balenciaga was celebrated in the late fifties and sixties--while never making the clothes look retro." [Vogue.com]
  • "He made a really impressive start, the energy in the lead up to the show feeling slightly worrying, but then soon set straight as the music took hold and he presented a very grown-up collection." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Inspired by marble statuary, Alexander Wang used crinkled, marble-like fabrics for his sharp debut at Balenciaga." [Wmagazine.com]
  • "Perhaps most surprising, and happily so, this collection didn’t hit you in the face with the overt commercial mandate that many have assumed was behind Wang’s appointment; rather it felt smart, accomplished and well designed." [WWD]

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Lanvin Designer: Alber Elbaz

  • "Had a distinctly retro look with plenty of nipped-in waists, full skirts, belted jackets and fur." [AFP]
  • "Lanvin's message was clear--the 20th century is the story of feminine glamor. Could this be the start of the fightback of ladylike style?" [AP]
  • "Whether it's the simple pieces, the flashiest accouterments, or an infusion of nature, this collection will have everyone buzzing." [Daily Front Row]
  • "If ever a show--or indeed clothes--could sum up sheer happiness, then this was it." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "In the melee of streamlined clothes or just a simple black lace dress, there were constant reminders of feminine beauty." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "Alber Elbaz was all over the place at Lanvin. There was no theme or through-line in his show on Thursday night. Why, the jumbled format of the show was like something from the past. It was marvelous." [On The Runway/

    The New York Times]

  • "This was a collection that walked the delicate line between masculine and feminine with perfect ease." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "In anybody else's hands, this could have been something of a mess; in Alber Elbaz's, it felt like freedom and fun." [Style.com]
  • It was a tour de force of variety, encompassing in its accomplishment, a collection that makes warring terms like 'minimal' and 'maximal' seem plain silly." [Vogue.com]
  • "The overall message wasn't as cohesive as we have seen before (last season it was all about squares and the season before about a big birthday bash), but that was actually the point." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "A one-armed Lanvin fur stole? Mais oui!" [Wmagazine.com]
  • "This show was as emotional as it was dazzling." [WWD]

Photos: Imaxtree

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Dior Designer: Raf Simons

  • "Simons made sure there was no shortage of classic Dior glamour." [AFP]
  • "The strongest show of the runway show season so far. Simons has found his groove, and what seemed in earlier collections like experimental ideas (the bustiers, the gossamer-like skirts) are now fully formed and done in an accessible way." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "This season was the supplest fusion so far of his minimalism and the house's ultra-femininity and curves." [AP]
  • "Delicately embellished." [The Daily Beast]
  • "Raf Simons was feeling a bit arty this season, so it seems, resulting in some quirky but still incredibly polished pieces." [Daily Front Row]
  • "This was an intelligent--and ravishing--distillation of Christian Dior's favourite signatures." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "It is less than a year since Dior announced that he would take the creative reins, which is worth bearing in mind when you consider how powerfully he has asserted his imprint on the brand, how unmistakably ‘Raf’ Dior now is." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "Simons seems to have loosened up enough in his second Dior ready-to-wear season to start having fun with history." [FT.com]
  • "Further proof, if ever any was needed, that Simons is finding his own beautiful way." [Grazia Daily]
  • "Just five days after the blockbusting triumph of dressing Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence for the red carpet, the house of Christian Dior on Friday scored an arthouse hit at Paris fashion week." [The Guardian]
  • "In 1966 Andy Warhol exhibited his Silver Flotations--floating silver helium balloons--at the Leo Castelli Gallery. Filling the show space with giant silver flotations of his own, today Raf Simons exhibited his second ready-to-wear collection for the house of Dior, and it was really an exhibition, in the traditional artistic sense." [i-D Online]
  • "Firmly shaking off his new boy label, Simons presented a beautiful collection which left the audience in no doubt that he is the perfect man for the post previously held by John Galliano." [The Independent]
  • "Perhaps the beating heart to all the excessive excitement was a black leather dress with a rose unfolding its petals on the rear. It was a precise reworking of a dress that Mr. Dior designed in 1949--but in rose pink satin." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "That Mr. Simons is able to pierce the strange membrane of time and memory, and make clothes of exceptional beauty and calm for today, is why he has the fashion industry’s attention. In a very real way, these clothes also appeal to many types of women." [The New York Times]
  • "The combination of the Warhol designs and the more reserved alternatives in this collection show Simons deftly serving both women looking to be identified with the brand in a heartbeat and those just looking for timelessly elegant pieces that put them at their best advantage." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Can only be characterized as pure, modern elegance." [POPSUGAR FASHION]
  • "If there was one clear message he was broadcasting, it was complete control." [Style.com]
  • "Magritte, Simons’s fellow Belgian, would have been proud." [Vogue.com]
  • "With the three previous collections that Simons has created for the house (one ready-to-wear, two couture), he has put his building blocks in place and now with this collection he is very much building on them." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Andy Warhol would have surely approved of the use of his shoe illustrations on Dior's diaphanous dresses and newfangled bags." [Wmagazine.com]
  • "Raf Simons is showing more of himself at Dior, and the view is splendid." [WWD]

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Celine Designer: Phoebe Philo

  • "After last season's slouchy-chic, Celine's Phoebe Philo upped the elegance to deliver a beautiful play of lines, but one that lost none of her soft touch." [AP]
  • "On the whole, Celine’s fall offerings volleyed between severely simplistic, straight cuts pieces, and warm and cozy designs, depending on the fabrics they were constructed of." [The Daily Beast]
  • "Philo has extremely refined taste. She's also a perfectionist. This collection reflected both traits, without looking uptight, so much so that the following items will now set the fashion agenda for the next few seasons: grey felt-wool, A-line tunic dresses with tie-draping ..., impeccably cut pale pink wool, flared coats with giant collars and half belts, clutches, with cut out wrist-holes and block heeled pale grey ankle boots." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "It is rare to witness a faultless collection; usually there is something that doesn’t sit right, or didn’t quite work. Not here." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "This was a beautiful show, inspired, if the picture books left on seats were anything to go by, by Flemish Old Master portraiture and lightly cloudy blue skies." [Grazia Daily]
  • "After taking an obtuse turn with her collection last season, which included flat walking sandals lined with brightly coloured teddy bear fur--soon to go on sale for £840 a pair--this collection had the makings of an instant hit." [The Guardian]
  • "A display of wholly gentle clothes, in soft woollen fabrics which seemed almost to cuddle the body." [The Independent]
  • "Seemed like the moment everyone has been waiting for during the winter 2013 season." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "In one way, this has been a season about a top and a bottom, and a great coat. Alexander Wang made that point at Balenciaga. But it took Phoebe Philo to turn basics into high fashion." [The New York Times]
  • "The mood book at the Celine show this season was filled with images of the derrières of marble statues, cumulus clouds and fifteenth and sixteenth century Flemish portraiture. A disparate mix if ever there was one. But damn if Phoebe Philo didn’t find a way to make those starting points come together in a stellar show made for modern women who want effortless attires that will work as hard as they do." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Work, work, work. That seems to be where Phoebe Philo's head was while designing her Fall 2013 collection for Celine: on how to make it easier for her customers with full-time jobs even fuller lives to get dressed in the morning." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "The designer has also melded a mood of stripped-down, put-together elegance, something of the old Céline woman combined with the new." [Style.com]
  • "In what was certainly one of the most desirable collections of the season, Philo moved away from the now-iconic linear Celine aesthetic (which continues to influence countless less imaginative international runways) and into clothing with a gentle swing of movement or great, rounded volume." [Vogue.com]
  • "It was insanely elegant and very clever." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "A new way to wear a coat, courtesy of Celine." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Fabulous? And then some." [WWD]

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Givenchy Designer: Riccardo Tisci

  • "Tisci unzipped, exposed and unfurled depths and transparencies in the Givenchy collection - which was as original, as it was thought-provoking." [AP]
  • "Tisci's collection was feminine. But that femininity came with a raw edge and an emboldened strength." [Dazed Digital]
  • "Tisci may have been looking back, but this felt like a massive departure. His woman had moved on, away from the controlled minimalist, to someone freer, more exuberant, romantic yet downright sexy." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "Sometimes it’s beautiful to be brave. In a season where there have been few surprises, Riccardo Tisci’s collection was both of those things." [Grazia Daily]
  • "As surprising as it was tough and tender." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "He knows what he wants. And that was coolly, if not brilliantly, conveyed in new versions of his influential sweatshirts, and dark romantic paisleys interrupted by half-undone corsets taken from the torso of a biker’s jacket." [The New York Times]
  • "He brought some balance back to the fashion universe with a deeply personal collection that pushed fashion forward with its innovative approach to dressing." [NOWFASHION]
  • "It was a mashup that felt irreverent, clever, and even a little bit grunge." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "The realisation that Riccardo Tisci is one of nine children, eight of whom are girls, made this a ‘file under feminist’ collection, because Tisci knows women--that they are strong yes, but can still cry at Bambi like a nine year old would and they’re sensual and free-spirited and kick-ass and complicated--imagine that!" [SHOWstudio]
  • "Just beautiful. Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy show tonight was one of those fashion moments that true believers slog through four weeks of shows for. It gave you goose bumps." [Style.com]
  • "Riccardo Tisci’s sublime Givenchy collection saw him return to the chic street sensibility that characterized his reinvention of the house, as he morphed inspirations taken from Gypsy culture with the classics that he has so suavely appropriated as his own--sweatshirts, biker jackets, and duffle coats among them." [Vogue.com]
  • "His Givenchy show was the one that left everyone thinking - or rather knowing - that they had seen something very special, emotional." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "It was atmospheric, emotional and full of incredible fashion." [

    WWD]

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Stella McCartney Designer: Stella McCartney

  • "Stella McCartney did some spring cleaning for fall-winter, replacing her old wardrobe standbys with a more textural and sculpted collection than usual." [AP]
  • "McCartney ticked all the trend boxes for this season--oversized, mannish silhouettes, pinstripe suiting, a plaid print, and, well, some kind of ugly shoes. That’s not to say the look wasn’t very cool." [The Daily Beast]
  • "Stella McCartney's oeuvre received a jolt of the '90s today." [Daily Front Row]
  • "The tailoring was spot on: dark and pinstriped, recalling Stella’s tenure on Savile Row, but volumised, big, purposeful, confident." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "In a season where clothing that embraces more than overpowers the wearer is prevalent across the board Ms McCartney was in her element." [Grazia Daily]
  • "The power play between masculine and feminine codes in fashion, territory the British designer has always prowled, has been a recurring theme of this fashion season. So at her Paris Opera house catwalk show, McCartney cut to the chase." [The Guardian]
  • "This show was a triumph for Ms. McCartney, taking her to that magical fashion place where she has a distinct personality, vision and message. It could be summed up as a dynamic woman of today with a sporty energy who expects her clothes to work as hard as she does." [

    International Herald Tribune]

  • "A haberdasher’s dream--except everything is a little off-kilter." [The New York Times]
  • "When it comes to trend spotting this season Stella McCartney hit the nail on the head." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Never mind that Bono, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Jessica Alba were sitting front row. And never mind that the setting was Paris's gorgeously gilded Opéra Garnier. The clothes on Stella McCartney's Fall 2013 runway were plenty spectacular on their own." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "Her new collection for Fall wasn't exactly sexless, but it did have a cooler, less come-hither sensibility than usual, which seemed to play against her strengths." [Style.com]
  • "Stella McCartney ... is thinking big, bigger, and biggest about the shape of things to come." [Vogue.com]
  • "Of all the masculine-feminine mixes we've been seeing this season, this collection had a clever new take and it was all very Stella." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Gender play, girls-will-be-boys, call it what you will, the incorporation of mannish motifs into women’s clothes is an oft-used, classic conceit. In the collection she showed on Monday, Stella McCartney manipulated one of its obvious elements--pinstripes--into something new and utterly engaging." [WWD]

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Alexander McQueen Designer: Sarah Burton

  • "A transporting display of Burton’s creativity and the McQueen atelier’s incredible craft. Once the ideas trickle down to knits and accessories, we’ll see how this divine inspiration translates to the rest of us." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Rebelling against the age of austerity, Alexander McQueen turned to the embellished excess of England’s Elizabeth I." [AP]
  • "Offered futuristic takes on ecclesiastical dress." [The Daily Beast]
  • "Great things often come in small packages. Such was the case for Sarah Burton's magnificent but petite collection for Alexander McQueen." [Daily Front Row]
  • "Sarah Burton is currently on maternity leave, so we'll excuse the brevity. Yet it would have been fascinating to see how she worked her Tudor theme into something more contemporary." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "We perched silently on mirrored cubes. Silent because this was breathtaking." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "The ornate ruffs and lavishly cartridge-pleated skirts were redolent of pomp and ceremony." [The Guardian]
  • "Highly ornamental." [The Independent]
  • "The McQueen codes were all melded into this tiny show: a corset densely decorated with pearls, while another fantastically decorated bodice disappeared into a voluminous regal cape with raw hemline." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "The small collection was beautiful but exasperating. It will be great when Ms. Burton is back with her shears." [The New York Times]
  • "In just ten outfits the Alexander McQueen brand once again stunned the fashion set with a collection that was pure haute couture in both its concept and execution." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Burton turned out some truly stunning works whose beauty defies everything that is current and conventional." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "There was no way to slot the ten outfits that were shown as Alexander McQueen's Fall collection into the general spectrum of the season." [Style.com]
  • "Sometimes, like at the small but absolutely exquisite Alexander McQueen presentation shown at the giddy-making gilded splendor of the Opéra Comique, fashion is about that moment when, what you are seeing before you is so magically transportative that you catch your breath, then forget to breathe out; that it goes beyond any kind of cerebral comprehension and instead causes an intense and instant emotional connection." [Vogue.com]
  • "On the penultimate day of Paris Fashion Week Sarah Burton delievered the ultimate performance in fashion, bringing Elizabethan history back to life for an Alexander McQueen collection that was High Church meets Ballets Russes meets Virgin Queen--and the most ornate and incredible theatrical spectacular." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "At McQueen, dresses literally fit for a queen." [Wmagazine.com]
  • "Hallelujah! That word applies not just to the ecclesiastical motif of Sarah Burton’s exquisite Alexander McQueen presentation, but to what a designer can do with 10 looks and a thought in her head." [WWD]

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Valentino Designers: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli

  • "Using the Flemish masters as a starting point, designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli delivered a more varied silhouette than last season in vase, trapeze, tulip and column-shaped. It was a welcome change." [AP]
  • "The imaginative duo deftly translated the 16th and 17th century romance onto their runway with a cacophony of smart babydoll dresses laced with leather embroidered collars or scalloped dickies and exquisite macramé floral frocks." [Daily Front Row]
  • "Was it very Valentino? Absolutely. But Valentino on its own terms." [FT.com]
  • "'Magical realism' began the show notes, and true that was." [

    The Independent]

  • "On Tuesday, the penultimate day of the autumn 2013 collections and after four weeks of shows across two continents and in four cities, there needs to be a moment of reflection. And it came today at the Valentino show." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "Quality came through as well in the austere lines at Valentino, though sometimes without a real human feeling." [The New York Times]
  • "The hits just keep on coming from the Valentino house. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s fall/winter 2013 collection was pitch perfect in its exploration of youthful innocence that was both serene and sophisticated at the same time." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Even shoppers who didn't major in art history will find things to appreciate and love in this offering." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "Of course the gowns and dresses were stunning--we’ve come to expect nothing less from those two--but this collection signalled an evolution for the brand. There was new here and that had mainly to do with the shorter lengths and more austere silhouettes." [SHOWstudio]
  • "There were gowns galore, many of unsurpassed beauty, and some too beautiful not to bring up. We're thinking especially of the Delft-inspired embroideries and a shorter Delft-like knit. But to prattle on describing them would be to defeat the point. They weren't the news; the austere grace was." [Style.com]
  • "When this duo apply decoration to their austere silhouettes, there is no stopping them, and they are capable of some of the most exquisite work outside the haute couture." [Vogue.com]
  • "Snow White, Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland--they were all on the Valentino catwalk this afternoon for a collection that was a fairytale told in dresses." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Valentino's fabulous fashion nun." [Wmagazine.com]
  • "It was hard to miss the irony as a clash of photographers jousted for their 'portraits' of Nicole Richie and Frank Ocean sitting front row at the show." [WWD]

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Louis Vuitton Designer: Marc Jacobs

  • "In a show celebrating what Jacobs called 'decadent glamour,' gold and silver embroidery covered dresses with a retro feel were finished with fur trims and shimmered on the catwalk." [AFP]
  • "More than just a spectacle, this collection distilled a lot of the trends we have seen here this week--masculine-meets-feminine fabrications; soft, feminine tailoring; special-looking outerwear, feathers and fur--all in a wearable way. [AP]
  • "Louis Vuitton moved in a more feminine, sensual direction for fall-winter." [AP]
  • "The women appear to be, in many cases, half-dressed, carrying on the homage to pajamas Marc Jacobs initiated at his eponymous show in New York, but here the exquisite robes are of flowered silk, or pale plaid that morphs mysteriously into sequins." [The Cut/

    New York Magazine]

  • "Beautiful and dreamy." [The Daily Beast]
  • "Post show, Jacobs made his own appearance at the PJ party in, what else, red silk jammies." [Daily Front Row]
  • "Possibly the most glamorous-looking walk of shame ever." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "This was a seductive collection that played to Louis Vuitton’s chief strength: luxury." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "Demonstrated the way a woman could own her stereotypes, invert them, and rework them to her advantage." [FT.com]
  • "In a season where the play between the masculine and the feminine has loomed large, some of the show's strongest moments fused both in a single look: traditional menswear fabrics, and tweeds in particular, were cut into curvy dresses with petticoat straps and trimmed with lace." [Grazia Daily]
  • "Glamour but a hint, or more, of impropriety." [The Guardian]
  • "The show notes promised a touch of 'une robe de chambre,' but there was more than just a touch going on here, with louche wool coats in the shape of dressing gowns and with rounded lapels worn belted over silk negligee style slip dresses in pale peach." [The Independent]
  • "The Marc Jacobs message was so clearly and invitingly portrayed that it raised the fashion desire that has been pushing through the Paris season." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "Though most of his audience probably had sleep in mind (Mr. Jacobs wore pajamas), this collection was indeed inviting, with some beautiful undies mixed in with handsome, strict coats and powder-puff bags." [The New York Times]
  • "When Jacobs came out to take his bow in a pair of red silk pajamas it was the perfect finish to a languid and lovely collection." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Ladylike looks with plenty of sex appeal." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "A romance with intimations of decadence and melancholy." [Style.com]
  • "Marc Jacobs gave vent once more to his incredible soaring imagination, one capable of elevating the experience of being at a Louis Vuitton show and the clothes themselves. They, incidentally, were remarkable, and took the last day of Paris, and therefore the fall 2013 season, to a delicious and delirious high." [Vogue.com]
  • "Why go out when you can stay in? That's the very seductive idea that Marc Jacobs was posing this morning at Louis Vuitton." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Kate Moss epitomizes Marc Jacobs' nostalgic vision of dressed-up dishabille for Louis Vuitton." [Wmagazine.com]
  • "The pieces were invariably gorgeous, the results of that happy pairing of a great talent and mega resources: a herringbone pattern made entirely of embroidered sequins; voluptuous robes lined in marabou." [WWD]