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The 3 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 7 of Paris Fashion Week

Critics thought a number of designers proved themselves masters of sex on the next-to-next-to-last-day of the French collections. Click on through to find out the top three.
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Is Report Card in Milan or Paris? Critics thought a number of designers proved themselves masters of sex on the next-to-next-to-last-day of the French collections, what with all the lacy lingerie dresses at Stella McCartney, less-than-virginal pieces at Giambattista Valli, and bare breasts at Saint Laurent.

Find out what the critics were buzzing about.

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Giambattista Valli Designer: Giambattista Valli

  • "Designs covered in romantic appliqued pansies from shorts to dresses." [AFP]
  • "Summer was literally in the air at Giambattista Valli's Paris show." [AP]
  • "Light as a summer breeze." [

    International Herald Tribune]

  • "There could be no mistake that Giambattista Valli had the pudenda in mind." [The New York Times]
  • "The duality in this collection proves that flowers are just as pretty even when they aren't in your face." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "If anyone can make running shorts worth the price of luxury, it’s Roman transplant Giambattista Valli." [Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal]
  • "The overwhelming impression of this collection was one of heartfelt simplicity." []
  • "It’s a wonderful testament to the consistency of his point of view." []
  • "There were some incredible pretty looks here that will do for the less eccentric Valli woman." [ UK]
  • "Valli revisited a Roman couture aesthetic, working it with a youthful vibe and strong textures, a play with transparency and some daring silhouettes." [WWD]

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Saint Laurent Designer: Hedi Slimane

  • "Although the jury is still out on the designer's third ready-to-wear collection for the illustrious French fashion house, the skinny tailoring that made him a fashion super-star was in clear evidence." [AFP]
  • "It was as if Slimane were trying to channel Saint Laurent at his most subversive when he presented the 1971 'Vichy Chic' collection of 1940s-inspired garb that evoked strippers and drag queens." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "There was not much excitement to be had here. Slimane moved away from grunge into his very young-looking Eighties disco ball styles that riffed on glam rock, with ultra-tight micro minis, red lip prints and pink sequins." [AP]
  • "There is nothing blurred about Slimane's vision which will doubtless bring a younger customer to the label. She's the kind of girl who is just a little bit dirty and who at least some of us could be forgiven for secretly wanting to be." [Grazia Daily]
  • "The already well-established Slimane for Saint Laurent formula failed to shock. The audience left with much shoulder shrugging and muttering about styling taking precedence over new clothing ideas." [The Guardian]
  • "Continuing on his now well-trodden path, Hedi Slimane once again stayed in his comfort zone of designing a collection of clothing for rock and roll chicks, preferably coming from Los Angeles, who don’t give a flying you know what." [NOWFASHION]
  • "The mood at Mr. Slimane’s spring showing on Monday night was decidedly less hostile, both from the perspective of the audience and, it would appear, that of the designer, for the main reason that, by most accounts, the clothes are selling." [On The Runway/The New York Times]
  • "If there isn't already a waitlist for the tuxedo jacket by the end of the night, there should be--and we want to get on it." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "Mr. Slimane makes adroit allusions to Yves Saint Laurent, the founder of the house, such as his version of the famous Le Smoking tuxedo this season, done as a skinny Slimane jumpsuit." [Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal]
  • "If Edie Campbell didn't already exist, Hedi Slimane would surely have redirected some Kering fundage to make her in a lab somewhere." []
  • "Hedi Slimane seemed to have had fun rifling through the YSL archives, and riffing on some random looks—like an East Village or Williamsburg hipster pulling pieces from a well-curated local vintage store to wear to a rave that night." []
  • "It seems there is no distracting Hedi Slimane and his steadfast approach down the rock ‘n roll route." [ UK]
  • "Not to go all high-horse artful, but is it fashion? Can something be considered real fashion if its sole purpose is to entice with the familiar rather than to challenge, at least a little?" [WWD]

Stella McCartney Designer: Stella McCartney

  • "A collection of fluid silhouettes and light and airy tailoring." [AFP]
  • "Utterly charming but also completely down-to-earth." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "[A] sensual step-by-step guide on how to get naked with your clothes still on." [AP]
  • "Stella McCartney might be the suiting queen (her blazers are the best in the business), but for her Spring/Summer 2014 collection, shown Monday in Paris, there were more feminine, seductive elements at play." [The Daily Beast]
  • "This was easy-breezy Stella, with a flash of urban street, but with an overall softness." []
  • "Leave it to Stella McCartney to translate the mood of the season into easy pieces that women who pay lip service to fashion without being slaves to it might like to wear six months from now." [Grazia Daily]
  • "This was a love-in between the designer and her growing customer base." [The Guardian]
  • "There was a change this summer 2014 season, for instead of sending out groups of clothing, for the working mother or for the Hollywood star, the designer made the collection more focused, especially on fabrics." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "No fuzzy ethnic looks here, no ubiquitous pleats (oops, she did that last year), no modern-art shenanigans. Clearly she considered what was true to her aesthetic, and how to be straight (and a little seductive) about it." [The New York Times]
  • "McCartney's show was truly a sight to see (with or without a pair of those googly eyes)." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "Lovely but lackluster." [Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal]
  • "Stella McCartney has a lock on stylish-but-not-slavishly-fashionable clothes that work for busy women." []
  • "True to herself, true to her customer’s needs, all bases covered: Mission accomplished." []
  • "An energetic ode to femininity." [ UK]
  • "McCartney’s sophisticated shapes and silver-and-black treatment made sultry stuff of a daisy motif." [WWD]