Where Hedi Slimane goes, the buzz is sure to follow.
The love-him-or-hate-him designer, credited with starting the global skinny menswear style via Dior Homme and later revamping Saint Laurent, returned at long last to the Paris Fashion Week calendar to unveil his debut at Celine Friday.
The reception was muted among critics who viewed it as deja vu from Slimane's Saint Laurent days.
Earlier in the day, Balmain's ode to Parisian couture impressed insiders at almost as much as the show's infectious soundtrack, which had model Cara Delevingne lip-synching.
Here are some highlights from the Spring 2019 shows:
BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ AS CELINE BECOMES...