Paris menswear makes way for couture

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LanvinLanvin headlined the last day of the Paris menswear shows on Sunday with a rock-and-roll inspired collection billed as anti-uniform, before Versace kicks off six days of haute couture. "Freedom to choose" was the byword for menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver, with pants both slim and wide, waistlines high and low, and classic tailoring and streetwear paired with coloured sneakers and chunky-knit scarves. It's about individuality," said Lanvin's creative director Alber Elbaz after the show, where the actor Will Smith sat front row. Shows by Paul Smith and Saint Laurent were to wrap up the Paris men's fashion, before a late evening show by Versace which opens six days of haute couture collections — showcasing jaw-dropping creations aimed at A-list stars and the world's richest women.