Paris 03/05/09. Photos by FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images.
Choose from Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, John Galliano, Christian Dior, Chanel, Hermés, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Cacharel, Lie Sang Bong, Celine, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Leonard, Ungaro, Chloé, and Elie Saab. Click on the tags below to see the designer's individual Paris Fashion Week Spring 2009 collection.
A little bit of leg is a little bit sexy but apparently showing a lot of leg is even better as the equivelement of the fashion mullet, short up front and long in the back, wandered its way down more than a few catwalks for Paris Fashion Week's Spring 2009 collections giving us final proof that this much maligned hairstyle has inspired more than just a few bad rock operas. Balmain, Nina Ricci, Christian Dior, Lie Sang Bong, AF Vandervorst, and even Maison Martin Margiela all showed variations on the theme.
Korean designer Lie Sang Bong could only ever show in Paris with his penchant for the curious and his admirable ability to bring together seemingly clashing aesthetics from plain white structured shirt dresses to loud geometric suits. And yet his Spring 2009 collection was all part of a continuum of precision even as the bright colors in linear procession filled the eye with wild possibilities. But the collection ever went over the edge into chaos. You can see a graceful formalism in his sheer bubble skirts and even his flowing evening gowns were restrained by orderly symmetry.