Paris fashion week: highlights from day 8, the later shows

ValentinoFashion week continued into the evening in Paris on Wednesday, March 4, with Valentino, Iris van Herpen and Alexander McQueen. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli emphasized lightweight and fluid fabrics in this collection. Geometric patterns, butterflies, flowers, fringes and ruffles accentuated this airy, light tone, as did sheer fabrics and long, ethereal gowns. Presented in collaboration with the artist Lawrence Malstaf, the latest Iris van Herpen collection was also highly feminine, featuring pieces that appeared to have been sculpted on the models’ bodies.