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The 3 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 6 of Paris Fashion Week

Change was the order of the day on the sixth day of Paris Fashion Week where critics applauded--or at least queried--Céline becoming less minimalist, Chloé turning less innocent, and Givenchy going full-on crazy town. Find out what the critics were buzzing about.
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Change was the order of the day on the sixth day of Paris Fashion Week where critics applauded--or at least queried--Céline becoming less minimalist, Chloé turning less innocent, and Givenchy going full-on crazy town.

Céline Designer: Phoebe Philo

  • "Evidence why Philo is one of the few true leaders in fashion today. This collection was not only a wildly creative visual statement, it was a direction forward--a new way to wear color and print." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Pleats--a design feature seen on high rotation this Paris season--were used excessively." [AP]
  • "Philo's work is the real deal. In front of two of her three young children, who were over from London, watching in the front row with Philo's husband and parents, next to the rapper Kanye West, Philo again demonstrated how phenomenally good she is at bringing us what we want before we know what that is." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "‘Just power, power to women,’ said Phoebe Philo when asked for the feeling that lay behind her awesome show." []
  • "It was as if Philo who, since she arrived at Céline has not put a foot wrong, had nailed each and every inspiration of the season, showing the world how to wear them, sometimes all in one exit, and still be the best dressed person in the room. Perfect." [Grazia Daily]
  • "Fashion's period of quietly elegant clothes is over. At the Céline show in Paris, designer Phoebe Philo sounded the klaxon for a new, loud and proud aesthetic which mixed art and street culture." [The Guardian]
  • "How could the designer of sleek clothes for the modern woman have turned into the artist of wild and almost tribal gestures, yet still seem to give women grace and dignity?" [International Herald Tribune]
  • "A bold, dynamic show that used vibrant primary colors, painterly brush stroke prints and a sporty silhouette to create clothing that popped with power." [NOWFASHION]
  • "It was a clever show, in more ways than one." [On The Runway/The New York Times]
  • "Exploring the label's sportier side, Phoebe Philo's vibrant collection exploded with high-contrast prints (on everything from slouchy coats to sneakers) and primary colors as far as the eye could see!" [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "This show was free, easy, and fun." []
  • "A very personal collection, and an ultra-sophisticated one." []
  • "To say that Céline ranks high on the covetability scale is an understatement, but today Philo sent out clothes to really live in, and that's not always a factor present at this house--for fear of crumpling those exacting lines. Philo is nothing if not a perfectionist." [ UK]
  • "The powerful Céline collection Philo showed on Sunday made a daring argument for overt, unfussy surface decoration." [WWD]

Chloé Designer: Clare Waight Keller

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  • "The epitome of luxurious ease." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Comfortable." [AP]
  • "It was a collection which felt grounded and practical, thanks to some of the desert-inspired daywear." [The Daily Beast]
  • "After 10 years in the Tuileries tent, Clare Waight Keller and team Chloé relocated to the Lycée Carnot for their show today. Chloé's girl was headed somewhere new too." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "Waight-Keller is an excellent provider of wardrobe solutions and in the real world of retail these clothes will probably go down a storm." []
  • "The real interest of the show was in the mix of the angular and the rounded." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "A show all about slouchy sensuality." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Ms. Waight Keller’s collection was exceedingly calm and pretty, in a season that has tended to be brassy." [On The Runway/The New York Times]
  • "Turns out that pretty and easy is pretty easy to love." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "If this collection didn’t quite reach the heights of last season, it really shined in its more boyish and playful moments." []
  • "Rather winningly, her version of the sheermania that has enveloped the spring collections in a sea of whisper-weight chiffon is about the suggestion of transparency, rather than revealing all." []
  • "Five seasons in, Claire Waight Keller displayed a confidence today that it's hard not to go along with." [ UK]
  • "It’s going to be a breezy summer at Chloé." [WWD]


Designer: Riccardo Tisci

  • "There was way too much going on in this collection. Between the front row celebrity pileup, the luxury car pileup and the piled-on details, you hardly knew where to look." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Complex." [AP]
  • "Are Africans and the Japanese bad drivers? But mostly, the set read like an intentional distraction--a way to elevate clothes that could not stand on their own." [The Cut/New York Magazine]
  • "The overriding theme was one without boarders: Tisci’s unwavering muse is a fearless, urban woman." [The Daily Beast]
  • "But my, there was a lot going on: cut-outs, leather straps that served as pulleys, cowl backs, cowl fronts, kimono-tuxedo jackets with big obi belts slipped over some of the looks… and let's not forget the sapphire or ruby jewelled masks painted on to the models' faces." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "Tisci’s self-imposed challenge to push his Givenchy woman into unchartered territory resulted in a visual feast that only the most vivid dreams are made of." []
  • "Taking the car pile-up as a metaphor, it felt as if the Givenchy girl's urban dream had crashed to a halt. In its place was something simpler, almost nomadic." [The Guardian]
  • "This exceptional show, marking nearly a decade since the designer took this position, was what the fashion industry calls 'directional,' with Mr. Tisci following a new path best described as hypermodern ethnic." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "This show was quite a smash." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Strong with tribal inspiration." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "The jersey dresses were the ones that resonated. They were thousands of miles away from last season, and still indisputably Tisci." []
  • "A tour de force of modern elegance that moved Riccardo’s Givenchy image forward from the power of his aggressive urban silhouette and his now relentlessly imitated prints, and into a gentler but no less alluring world." []
  • "In short, another hit." [ UK]
  • "The clothes had ample competition for attention. And yet the fashion trumped all." [WWD]