The 3 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 9 of Paris Fashion Week

So, show's over. We think you know who got the most buzz on the last day of Paris Fashion Week. But aside from the standing ovation for Marc Jacobs'
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So, show's over. We think you know who got the most buzz on the last day of Paris Fashion Week. But aside from the standing ovation for Marc Jacobs'
Photos: IMAXtree

Photos: IMAXtree

So, show's over. We think you know who got the most buzz on the last day of Paris Fashion Week. But aside from the standing ovation for Marc Jacobs's final show at Louis Vuitton, critics had some love for Miu Miu's Kawaii cuteness and Hermès's luxurious looks that whisper rather than shout.

Photo: IMAXtree

Photo: IMAXtree

Hermès Designer: Christophe Lemaire

  • "A welcome hint of exoticism visited upon Hermès' signature buttoned-up aesthetic." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Christophe Lemaire took to the jungle." [AP]
  • "It was a fitting end to Paris Fashion Week: nothing is more Parisian than Hermès, and Lemaire seems to be flexing that more and more each time with great success." [The Daily Beast]
  • "Welcome to the jungle! We do hope for our next tropical jaunt we will be dressed in Hermès." [Daily Front Row]
  • "Hermès wrapped up the Paris season and the five-week international season with a 'green' show in the Orangerie in the Luxembourg Gardens, where the designer Christophe Lemaire seemed to have drawn inspiration that was perfectly adapted to the brand’s 'slow' fashion." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "Another way to look at the white cotton show-closer at Hermès is as a clean page for next season. Ah, but who can think about that now, with a pile of dirty laundry in the hotel room?" [The New York Times]
  • "There was much to crave in this show." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Lemaire can sure spin a story." [Style.com]
  • "Altogether this collection, with its sense of grace, elegance, and ease, was a fine denouement to a spring season that, with so many fur coats and thick-knit socks, didn’t always feel like it." [Vogue.com]
  • "There was--refreshingly--nothing tricksy to fathom here; it was a collection of beautiful separates that any wealthy woman would be happy to pick up for a summer spent home or away." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "It was pure Hermès, and ended the Paris shows on a very French chic note." [WWD]

Photo: IMAXtree

Photo: IMAXtree

Louis Vuitton Designer: Marc Jacobs

  • "Paris fashion gave Marc Jacobs a standing ovation Wednesday as news broke that the designer who transformed Louis Vuitton from 'stodgy luggage house' to global fashion giant is to leave." [AFP]
  • "Beauty for beauty's sake. The standing ovation was well-deserved." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "A spring-summer collection in name only." [AP]
  • "Despite bags being the impetus at Louis Vuitton, there were remarkably few featured in today’s show. The focus was very much on the end of an era, a sentiment that left many of us in a reflective mood." [The Daily Beast]
  • "He's moving on! ... The fashion funeral we witnessed today chez Vuitton told us that." [Daily Front Row]
  • "The entire spectacle was rife with subtext and symbols." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "Exceptionally beautiful." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "However simple that may seem--and the truth is it's how many people want to dress--the surface embellishment was anything but." [Grazia Daily]
  • "Louis Vuitton died 120 years ago, but the whole world knows his name. Now it is time for the world to hear more about the name Marc Jacobs." [The Guardian]
  • "The news of the departure of Marc Jacobs from Louis Vuitton overshadowed the final day of the Paris summer 2014 collections. But people in the audience were reminded of the designer’s exceptional skill at creating great fashion moments by this presentation, all in black, of showgirl clothes." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "As it happens, this was a sublime show of clothes, in large part because his feelings came through in the many plain, sensuous dresses etched with black lace and maybe, above all, in the amiable jeans, shown with lacy T-shirts and the decorative jackets." [The New York Times]
  • "This black on black show bodes the question, will the fashion world soon be in morning for the Louis Vuitton that once was?" [NOWFASHION]
  • "Naked save for a G-string and the Stephen Sprouse-designed LV logo scrawled all over her body, Edie Campbell made her runway circuit in handcuffs and chains. Among the many challenges that will face Jacobs' successor at Vuitton, when he or she is eventually named, will be living up to a fearless, fabulous moment like that." [Style.com]
  • "That was exactly the term--great--for the extraordinary show he sent out in the Cour Carrée du Louvre tent in which he has given fashion people some of the most visceral and dramatic experiences witnessed in recent times. Actually, top that: It was astounding." [Vogue.com]
  • "These were true Jacobs showgirls, not sentimental for a moment but allowing for just a little nostalgia as we wish Jacobs well on his way." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Marc Jacobs punctuated his brilliant tenure at Louis Vuitton, one that transformed the house from stodgy giant to fashion marvel with a dark-side-of-Busby-Berkeley extravaganza. It razzled, dazzled and captivated his audience." [WWD]

Photo: IMAXtree

Photo: IMAXtree

Miu Miu Designer: Miuccia Prada

  • "Quirky fun." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Miuccia Prada softened her musings to produce a more wearable and feminine collection than last season’s intellectual tight foulards, polka dots and enormous handbags." [AP]
  • "Cute and cuddly." [The Daily Beast]
  • "The vibe was the swinging Sixties, but leave it to Miuccia to make it look particularly quirky and cool." [Daily Front Row]
  • "It was refreshing to see Miu Miu offer something different, but let’s call her a power girl, not power woman." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "There were a lot to choose from. Ms. Prada, still with the band of colored Prada feathers in her hair, called the show 'classics of different genes.' That meant a whole lot of tailored coats, in sweet colors, slightly 1960s in cut and with cute images of cats, birds and fish." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "A vibrant, girl-grown-up Miu Miu show." [The New York Times]
  • "As Prada took her bow, Lena Dunham, front-row poster girl for gawky-chic, exclaimed, 'I want it, I want it, I want it!'" [Vogue.com]
  • "In recent seasons Miuccia Prada has favoured a more grown up sensibility, but this afternoon it was back to joie de vivre." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "The collection was a remix of Miuccia Prada standards, the Sixties/Seventies ugly-pretty ladies that have been a consistent touchstone in her canon, most recently for her spring 2012 retro pantsuit parade." [WWD]