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Paris Fashion Week 2013: Miu Miu's siren song

October 03, 2012|By Booth Moore | Fashion Critic
  • Looks from the Miu Miu spring-summer 2013 collection shown during Paris Fashion Week.
Looks from the Miu Miu spring-summer 2013 collection shown during Paris… (Patrick Kovarik / AFP / Getty…)

PARIS -- A bevy of starlets showed up for Miuccia Prada’s spring-summer 2013 Miu Miu fashion show on Wednesday, the last day of Paris Fashion Week. Emma Stone, Amanda Seyfried, Berenice Bejo and current Miu Miu campaign model Chloe Sevigny sat along the sculptural wood runway at Paris’ Environmental Council building for one of the last shows of the season.

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The look: Fittingly, the look was evocative of Hollywood femme fatales with a modern twist. Mid-calf-length pencil skirts, bustiers, swing jackets and coats in crinkled cotton, dark denim with fraying edges and a splatter-print satin that conjured images of explosive gunshot residue. Skirts and jackets slit high in the back. Backward tops (and some skirts) fastened with giant jeweled buttons. Furs, yes furs, for spring, with sooty splatter motifs. Jeweled flat sandals or killer pumps. Flat satchel bags.

The verdict: Some strong ideas, but the show was a tad repetitive. And the loose-fitting bustiers and backward-fastening skirts could be a tough sell.

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