Published on October 6, 2016

Paris Fashion Week always closes “fashion month” with an excess of exciting designs—in terms of clothing and the runway. To be fair, the historical locations where shows are held automatically surpass other cities, architecturally speaking, so there is a definite unfair advantage. Keep reading to see if you agree.

Isabel Marant

Would you believe us if we said the previous photo was of the same set you see here? Well, it is. And yes, that is a faux ceiling of mirrors in an otherwise open air space.

Givenchy

More mirrors. Sensing a trend? Vogue got an exclusive first look at the set in the daylight, as the show was held at night.

The show was held at the Jardin des Plantes at night, which creates a remarkably different looking set. An added design element? Reflective blankets for showgoers to keep warm. 

Dior

Held at Musée Rodin and designed by Bureau Betak, the Dior SS17 set was a simple, yet stunning example of Parisian elegance. The two-toned walls and knotty wood runway and benches were the perfect setting for an almost all-white parade of clothing.

Chanel

With each new season we are granted another themed Chanel show. Genius Karl Lagerfeld decided on a Data Control Center backdrop for his spring/summer show. The primary colors and industrial feel are working for us.

Carven

Yes, yes, and more yes to this Carven set design. Cool-girl designs were sent down a marble runway flanked by pink carpets and hanging, angled lights, proving statement lighting is officially a fashion-approved trend.

Ellery

The purple-illuminated backdrop—complete with a pipe overlay—was a welcome neon accent to the harsh, cement floors.

Nina Ricci

And more purple! This time, at Nina Ricci, where the rich purple floor functioned as a reflector for wavy lighting.

Mugler

More shiny surfaces and neon colors—and we’re not complaining.

Elie Saab

Similar vibes were felt at Elie Saab’s show, where the runway was a glittery mix of pink and purple with an ever-changing neon backdrop.

Sacai

Another minimalist, industrial space to inspire a clean aesthetic.

Jacquemus

One of the most fun shows of the entire month, this season’s Jacquemus event did not disappoint. The circle of lights created a unique halo-effect on models while the parted, platform runway proved an interesting obstacle.

See what we mean? What an artistic take on the warmer seasons.

Vanessa Seward

An oversized fireplace full of blue and purple florals added a dreamy element to the otherwise formal setting at the Théâtre du Châtelet.

Alessandra Rich

To say we want that wallpaper is an understatement. 

A.P.C.

Retro speakers created the backdrop for the presentation-turned-dance party.

Alexander McQueen

Chic folding chairs were set atop sandy dunes at the Alexander McQueen show. 

Oh yeah, and there were a few (okay, a TON) of custom-made silk rugs serving as the runway.

Sonia Rykiel

Silver confetti rained down on the finale of Sonia Rykiel’s show, creating a festive, fun finish.

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