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Sometimes the designer hit the right button, invoking Brigitte Bardot’s mini-metallic dress made in 1969. Its squareness and the play between the mail and contradictory lightness made it feel very now. But other references looked slightly off-balance.

One jumpsuit in metal pieces revamped an outfit for singer Francoise Hardy 40 years ago, and was _ so said the program notes _ “reborn.” However, the low-slung and heavy baggy pants produced a formless silhouette that even made the 6-foot (1.8-meter) blond siren wearing it look clunky.

On Wednesday, the ninth and last day of Paris’ biannual ready-to-wear calendar, collections include Louis Vuitton and Elie Saab.