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Alexandre Vauthier Steams Up the Runway for Couture

Naturally, sexy touches ran like a red thread through Alexandre Vauthier's fall couture show.

True to his now-signature style, Alexandre Vauthier delivered a sexed-up couture show in black, white and gold, packed with sportswear twists.

Nevertheless, he took a step away from the blushingly provocative touches of the last few seasons (including crotch-low V necks, entire breasts revealed), and opted for an urban Greek goddess-type of chic--think backless velour peplum jumpsuits and draped asymmetrical bodycon dresses.

These were then contrasted by bomber jackets in black crocodile or white python, and poofy fur jackets in tender blue. Pastels too appeared on several occasions, including a number of silk bustier in power pink--giving a softer touch to the black cropped trousers and recurring skirt-like belt accessories in black leather and gold embellishments.

And, naturally, sexy touches ran like a red thread through the show, in the shape of a mesh bodysuit paired with a skirt, or a graphic trikini worn under a sheer dress. The finale--Lindsey Wixson in a bejewelled bustier dress and an ostrich feather trail--proved Vauthier has evolved from up-and-coming designer to red carpet darling.

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