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paris fashion week, all the girls, all the shows!

Fashion Week has been and gone, and like so many before us, we fell in love in Paris. Selecting the best from the sci-fi sets and stylish supermarkets, we take a moment to reflect on our highlights. This is Paris, in review, from those in the know.

"Highlights include Raf Simons at Dior, which felt more Raf than ever - I loved the tailoring, cashmere coats and dresses - and Haider Ackermann's definition of elegance, who didn't dream they could be that woman? Whereas Chanel's supermarket sweep was not only the most smile-inducing moment of the week, but also proved that King Karl continues to stay ahead of the herd with models dressed in trainers and tweed. Love." Holly Shackleton, editorial director

"Rick Owens / Haider Ackermann / Comme des Garçons - for bending the rules yet again." Alastair McKimm, new york fashion director

"I want all of the Miu Miu anoraks, all of the Miu Miu see-through boots, the green lipstick at Comme des Garçons and everything at Haider Ackermann. Many thanks Paris!" Sarah Raphael, deputy editor

"I have three PFW highlights... Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu. Each had a hint of 60s/90s Brit kitchen sink and were accompanied by soundtracks that had me noticeably bopping in my seat. Designs were painfully cool yet did not ostracise and were designed to be worn by the woman of today. Each created characters that made you feel 'that's the girl you want to be hang out with and dress like'. It seems to me there's a quiet storm brewing in fashion, these designers have found a way to approach the commercialism needed in this fragile economic climate without the collections being at all boring." Sarah Richardson, fashion director

"Dreamz Van Noten. That's all." Anders Christian Madsen, fashion features editor

"Obviously having Nicholas Quesquiere back at the Louis Vuitton show with Michele Gaubert's fun music. Sarah Burton's werewolves at McQueen as well!" Jack Borkett, fashion editor 

"Nicolas Ghesquiere's return to LV, for making me want to dress like a lady." Ger Tierney, executive fashion editor

"Plastic fantastic at Miu Miu." Julia Sarr-Jamois, fashion editor at large

"There were many highlights, but two will live beyond the September influx of shiny new things. The first is grounded in the daydreams of Louis Vuitton's new reality, the dawn of Nicolas Ghesquiere. The mists of anticipation lifted, the morning dew of the designer's heartfelt modesty remained and we were all engulfed in the glow of first light, a light that revealed an enticingly luxurious landscape that we can't wait to get lost in. The second is imagined and sees King Karl as Dale Winton. With his otherwise pale complexion kissed by the tangiest of Tango men and a wacky tie being the only anomalies to his uniform of chicness, Karl Lagerfeld welcomed us to his centre of consumption with the invitation of "Go wild in the aisles!" The next time you're at the checkout and hear the beep... think of the fun you could be having on Chanel's Supermarket Sweeeeep!" Steve Salter, fashion news editor

"Lanvin leather, the most elegant sex on the catwalk!" Bojana Kozaveric, fashion assistant

"Chanel’s supermarket sweep swept me away!" Adam Fletcher, editorial intern

"Vivienne Westwood's bride. Queen of Viv's nature warriors, she was beautiful." Francesca Dunn, staff writer

"Yohji Yamamoto's cartoonish duvet coats and animé eyes, Chanel's supermarket for the rich, Iris van Herpen's vacuum-packed models and going where the wild things are with Alexander McQueen." Felicity Kinsella, assistant editor