Just when you thought you had Fashion Month covered, #PFW shows up and changes everything. From Rick Owens' provocative statement-making show that used competitive step dancers rather than models to showcase one of his most fierce collections to date, to Celine's bold (read: non-minimalist) makeover, Paris Fashion Week shocked, befuddled and exhilarated all of its onlookers and then some.
While it comes as no surprise that the final leg on this fashion tour showed some of the best—if not the best—fashion of the season, this spring brought forth so much more than just its A-game. This season was all about reinvention, and we're not just talking about Givenchy's newly minted lineup or Kim Kardashian's blonde 'do. The type of change Paris displayed was truly inspiring and was felt throughout the entire fashion industry. Take, for instance, Kenzo's model lineup, which was one of the most diverse seen in Europe. And then there were the fashions, which spanned from glitzy disco 70s-inspired to sleek and modern. Though Spring 2014 delivered more than its fair share of ooh-la-la moments, not everyone saw eye to eye this time around. From the good to the meh, check out how the collections ranked according to fashion's Twitterati.
Rick Owens Makes a Provocative Statement
"Rick Owens proves that he rocks." (Man Repeller)
"The most powerful and provocative statement this season, nay in the last decade (?) yet from Rick Owens." (Susie Bubble)
"Rick Owens's show in Paris was unconventional and exciting." (W Magazine)
"Fiercest realist wildest show ever! Rick Owens imports competitive step dancers from the US. - Linda…" (Bergdorf Goodman)
Kimye Make an Appearance at Givenchy
"Givenchy makeup wins. Givenchy everything wins." (Eva Chen)
"Even the appearance of Kim and Kanye couldn't overshadow the clothes at Givenchy today." (Fashionista.com)
"Riccardo Tisci's spectacular spring show for Givenchy featured virtually no prints — nor a single sweatshirt." (WWD)
Celine Like You've Never Seen Her Before
Dries van Noten Strikes Gold
Lanvin Lame or Lamé?
"It starts off late 70s disco slut ... but then it gets messy and contrived and the pants are hideous." (The Fashion Spot)