PARIS — Their musical styles couldn’t be further apart, but that didn’t stop rapper Kanye West and former Beatle and fashion dad Paul McCartney arriving at the Stella McCartney show buddy-buddy to join actor Woody Harrelson on the front row.
But the strong celebrity presence wasn’t needed to attract attention to the 43-year-old’s designs.
It was a stellar collection.
Hitting the on-trend stop, Stella McCartney sensually explored styles of undressing for fall-winter 2015, with a hint of the corset.
Silhouettes were cinched chicly with a belt at the waist or were bustier-shaped. Elsewhere there were voluminous “comfort” shapes on beautiful loose knit sweater-dresses in earth tones, which would fall nonchalantly off one arm — as if in a state of undress.
Menswear tuxedos with a deep V-cleavage were worn against nude skin, with a reversed, off-kilter side pocket panel stitched on the front.
Then, in a fabulous series of huge yeti-style “Fur Free Fur” coat looks — which shimmied past stylishly — McCartney evoked the spirit of her late animal rights activist mother, Linda.
They were sometimes twinned with great ‘70s kick flare pants — which together with flashes of eclectic metallic panels in dresses and skirts — gave the collection a real disco lift.
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