The surprise departure of Marc Jacobs from Louis Vuitton drew Paris Fashion Week to an abrupt and dramatic close yesterday, leaving his all black collection and haunting carousel set as our lasting memory of the SS14 season. PFW is never short of viral fashion moments, however, and here we bring you the best in 60 seconds. From Rick Owens' stepping crew, to Givenchy's car crash set and Karl's Chanel art gallery, this is PFW in brief.
Leather stretched against muscular thigh, and Owens’ signature draping undulated under the rhythmic stamping
Edie Campbell’s opening look – naked bar daubed Louis Vuitton graffiti body paint, black chains and a feather headdress - caused quite a stir and was surely intended as a statement from Jacobs
Pugh injected the scent of chlorine into the show space, sending us into a strange almost underwater-like state
This season Tisci’s girls were warriors – fur was thrown over their shoulders and woven belt worn like gladiators on the waist
Karl goes to art school
Leather harnesses across the chest featured in nearly all looks, creating a sense of tension, constriction and darkness that McQueen is known and loved for
Dark and twisted folklore tales with an explosion of mohawk headresses.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
Every season Dries presents us with a mystery performer, and leaves show goers to figure out who they are. For SS14, it was Colin Greenwood, bassist for Radiohead
The finale was comprised of completely different looks to what was in the show: black tailoring mixed with silver embellished jacquard dress, gowns and draped tops
Models walked as if slightly brainwashed, looking very alien and suddenly the whole show became amazingly perverse.
Eighties illustration in motion; clothes for a bold woman
The ballroom at the Grand Hotel in Paris - a room made for pure hedonism, and that's exactly with Balmain gave us.