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A model walks the runway during the Lanvin  show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

A model walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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A model walks the runway during the Lanvin  show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

A model walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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A model walks the runway during the Lanvin  show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

A model walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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A model walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 27, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Lanvin unveiled its sophisticated new range for Paris Fashion Week last night.

Creative director Alber Elbaz created a Fall/Winter 14 collection which oozed glamour, with a majority of the designs featuring ruffles and fringes.

One of these was a black and white high-necked dress, with three-quarter-length sleeves and a structured ruffled skirt. It had an intricate pattern and the outfit was completed with a studded neck scarf, which had black tassels hanging off it.

Another outfit wasn't as flattering for a female figure. A model walked the runway in a shaggy black cardigan and a dark hat casting a shadow over her face.

There were some lighter numbers in the range, such as a gold silk midi-dress worn with long beige gloves and white shoes. Again, a large black hat was worn to disguise the model's face as she headed down the catwalk.

Alber previously revealed his starting points for the line were "extreme and extravagant" and he definitely achieved this with his sophisticated pieces.

Christian Wijnants Fall/Winter 14 collection was a lot lighter in appearance and in some cases material. His delicate line featured designs such as a pair of silver shorts, resembling that of an astronaut's suit, and a mustard-coloured coat with wide three-quarter-length sleeves and an open front.

Overall Christian's pieces had a futuristic feel and colours such as white, yellow and grey gave the collection a fresh edge for the upcoming seasons.

Balmain's new range was edgy and had a rock'n'roll finish. Creative director Olivier Rousteing focused on his "generation" to come up with the pieces.

There were several leather jackets in the range, along with leather trousers in various shades, and graphic prints gave it a fun finish. All of the models had their waists highlighted by either bold belts or by wearing high-waisted numbers, which also gave the collection a feminine feel that appreciated women's figures.

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