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Sarah Burton wows PFW

Published 02/10/2013 | 12:03

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Sarah Burton set out to empower women with her Spring/Summer 14 Alexander McQueen line.

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The creative director showed her latest collection on the penultimate day of Paris Fashion Week yesterday. Alexander McQueen's presentations have become the ones to watch out for over the last few seasons, with the latest causing cheers within the fashion industry.

Key looks included leather harness bras, laser cut kilts and feather gowns. The palette was kept simple, with black, grey, white and red the main colours, which were reflected on the multi-coloured runway.

The aesthetic was tough and no nonsense, which WWD notes seems like a return to the days of late designer Lee McQueen's lines - Sarah has tended to stick to a more romantic feel.

Among the first looks was a model in a black leather harness, with the bra boasting thick straps which wrapped around the body. It was teamed with a pleated kilt in black and red print which almost looked like feather. Matching leggings stopped on the knee and there was a golden helmet and matching gladiators completing the look.

Perhaps more wearable was a black and white trench coat, which was full and had slim bell sleeves. From far away it looked like a polka dot print, but closer it was an abstract take on flowers. The piece was cinched with a thick silver belt which almost looked like metal.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Dakota Fanning, Sofia Coppola and Elle Fanning attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014>> on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Dakota Fanning, Sofia Coppola and Elle Fanning attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014>> on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Giovanna Battaglia and Anna Dello Russo arriving at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Salma Hayek (L) with Singer Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell attend Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Opera Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: (L-R) Actress Olivia Palermo and journalist Anna Dello Russo attend Nina Ricci show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Garden of Tuilleries on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Japanese model Rola attends the Kenzo show at 'Cite du Cinema' of Saint-Denis as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Elettra Rossellini and CEO Chloe, Geoffroy de La Bourdonnais attend Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Lycee Carnot on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Kuo Bea Ting attends Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Lycee Carnot on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Anna Dello Russo attends the Kenzo show at 'Cite du Cinema' of Saint-Denis as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Han Ji-Hye attends Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Lycee Carnot on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Kim Kardashian attends Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at 'la Halle Freyssinet' on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Actress Ana Girardot attends Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Lycee Carnot on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Olivia Palermo and Gemma Arterton attend Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Lycee Carnot on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Photographer Bill Cuningham attends Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Lycee Carnot on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Antoine Arnault and Natalia Vodianona attend Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at 'la Halle Freyssinet' on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Lily Collins, Ciara, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at 'la Halle Freyssinet' on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Models Miranda Kerr and Cara Delevingne after the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Opera Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Miroslava Duma attend Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Lycee Carnot on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Pamela Anderson attends the Vivienne Westwood show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Centorial on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Daisy Lowe attends the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Nabilla Benattia attends the Jean Paul Gaultier show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Paradis Latin on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Singer Ciara attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Lady Victoria Hervey attends the Vivienne Westwood show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Centorial on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Melanie Slade and Cat Grove attend the Vivienne Westwood show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Centorial on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Actress Lily Collins attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Kiera Chaplin attends the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Iggy Azalea attends the Vivienne Westwood show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Centorial on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: A guest attends the John Galliano show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Actresses Isabelle Huppert, Noomi Rapace and Lily Collins attend Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at 'la Halle Freyssinet' on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Rap singer Iggy Azalea attends the Viktor & Rolf show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at ephemeral space in Jardin des Tuileries on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: A guest arrives at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Mathilde Meyer arriving at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: (L-R) Guest, DJ Caitlin Moe and DJ Mia Morretti between Fashion Designers Viktor & Rolf after their show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at ephemeral space in Jardin des Tuileries on September 28, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Granddaughter of Johnny Hallyday, Ilona Smet attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Elizabeth Von Guttman arriving at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Lucie de la Falaise arriving at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Eva Herzigova attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Estelle Lefebure attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Ni Ni arriving at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Angela Baby arriving at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: A guest arrives at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Giovana Battaglia attends Nina Ricci show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Garden of Tuilleries on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Olivia Palermo attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Geraldine Pailhas attends Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at 'Ecole des beaux Arts on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images for Lanvin)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Fashion Designer of Nina Ricci Peter Copping poses with actress Olivia Palermo dressed in Nina Ricci attends Nina Ricci show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Garden of Tuilleries on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Laura Smet attends the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Natalia Vodianova arrives at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Olga Kurylenko arrives at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Photographer Sonia Sieff (R) pregnant and friend Patrizio Miceli attend Nina Ricci show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Garden of Tuilleries on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Yao Xing Tong attends the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Anna Dello Russo arrives at the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Musee Rodin on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Ni Ni attends Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Clotilde Courau attends the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Olivia Palermo dressed in Nina Ricci attends Nina Ricci show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Garden of Tuilleries on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Journalist Anna Dello Russo attends Nina Ricci show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Garden of Tuilleries on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Olivia Palermo dressed in Nina Ricci attends Nina Ricci show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Garden of Tuilleries on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Anna Wintour attends Nina Ricci show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Garden of Tuilleries on September 26, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Jennifer Meyer and Dasha Zhukova attend Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Miroslava Duma attends the Elie Saab show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Olivia Palermo arrives at the Elie Saab show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Alexandra Richards attends the Elie Saab show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Choreographer Blanca Li attends Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Opera Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Yao Xingtong attends the Elie Saab show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Diala Makki attends the Elie Saab show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Anne Wintour attends Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Salma Hayek and Lenny Kravitz attend Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Salma Hayek attends Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann and Andre Leon Talley attends Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Opera Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Ludivine Sagnier attends Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Opera Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Zhu-Zhu, Rila Fukushima and Natalia Vodianova attend Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Opera Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Charlotte Stockdale attends Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Opera Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: A model walks the runway during Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Palais Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: A model walks the runway during Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Palais Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: A model walks the runway during Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Palais Garnier on September 30, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Eugenie Niarchos attends the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Princess Elizabeth Von Thurn und Taxis arriving at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Shala Monroque arriving at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor arriving at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Ciara attends the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Elena Perminova and Olivia Palermo arriving at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Actress Angie Harmon arriving at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Giovanna Battaglia and Anna Dello Russo arriving at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Kozue Akimoto attends the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Lady Victoria Hervey arriving at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Giovanna Battaglia and Anna Dello Russo arriving at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Miroslava Duma attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Viera Newton Harley, Hanneli Mustaparta and Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor attend the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Katy Perry attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Alma Jodorowsky attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Kate Upton attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Cara Delevingne after the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Grand Palais on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Rita Ora attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Zoe Kravitz attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Grand Palais on October 1, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Hailee Steinfeld and Haley Bennett attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014>> on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Princess Charlene of Monaco and Delphine Arnault attend Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at Le Carre du Louvre on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Haley Bennett attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Carre du Louvre on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Sofia Coppola attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Carre du Louvre on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Princess Charlene of Monaco and Michael Burke attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Carre du Louvre on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Elle Fanning, Haley Bennett, Dakota Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Carre du Louvre on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Princess Charlene of Monaco attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Carre du Louvre on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Anna Wintour and Michael Burke attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 at Le Carre du Louvre on October 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Later on Sarah used feather to make a stand, with one monochrome piece including a miniature made of white feathers with a matching midi-length skirt.

Valentino also presented yesterday, with designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli inspired by the opera. This was evident in the romantic nature of the pieces, which featured intense embroidery, geometric patterns and tulle.

The label is known for high necks, pinched waists and sleeves and this season the look was still apparent but was updated, so dresses were short and the skirts fuller. One saw a nude and blue stamped pattern used on a pleated miniskirt, with full sleeves hitting mid arm. It was paired with a gold necklace and head piece, in what could be the perfect summer dress.

Paris Fashion Week comes to a close today with shows by Louis Vuitton and Hermes.

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