Dior, Versace, Schiaparelli Energize Paris Couture

Source: Associated Press

PARIS, France — Naomi Campbell not only owns the clothes she wears, but by her sheer magnetic presence commands the entire runway when she walks it. Donatella Versace knows this well, casting the age-defying 43-year-old to start Paris haute couture week with a bang of indomitable energy.

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Naomi Campbell Opens Couture Week for Versace

Naomi Campbell | Source: Associated Press

PARIS, France — There are only a couple of models in the world who own not just the clothes they wear when they walk the runway but, by their sheer magnetic presence, command the entire show and with it the undivided attention of every spectator in the room. One such model is Naomi Campbell.

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Photo Diary | Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Day 4: Dior Homme, Miharayasuhiro, Damir Doma, Hermès, Ami, Lanvin

Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

PARIS, France — Concluding Paris Men's Fashion Week, our trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Dior Homme, Miharayasuhiro, Damir Doma, Hermès, AMI Alexandre Mattiussi and Lanvin shows.

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Givenchy’s Tribal-Meets-Machine Show Hits High

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 | Source: Associated Press

PARIS, France — Givenchy delivered what could possibly be one of its most imaginative shows in recent memory for spring-summer 2014, a myriad kinetic play of stripes and color that confirms why designer Riccardo Tisci's collections are among the most eagerly anticipated on the Paris calendar.

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Photo Diary | Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Day 3: Maison Martin Margiela, Juun J, Kris Van Assche, Cerruti, Givenchy, Galliano

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

PARIS, France — Straight from day three of Paris Men's Fashion Week, BoF's contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde gives us a backstage look at the Maison Martin Margiela, Juun J, Kris Van Assche, Cerruti, Givenchy and Galliano shows.

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Photo Diary | Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Day 2: Rick Owens, Louis Vuitton, Dries van Noten, 3.1 Phillip Lim

Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

PARIS, France — Today, our contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde files backstage imagery from Rick Owens, Louis Vuitton, Dries van Noten, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Hommes Femmes on day two of Paris Men's Fashion Week.

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Rick Owens Delivers High-Energy Fashion Spectacle

Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014 | Source: Associated Press

PARIS, France — California-born designer Rick Owens can always be expected to produce the most high-octane menswear show of the day. But what was certainly not expected for Spring/Summer 2014 was the appearance of Estonia's punk-metal group "Winny Puhh" dangling upside down in lycra leotards blasting out a tune on an electric banjo. At the side, two drummers played throughout the show inside a vertical centrifugal wheel that sped

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