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Yves Saint Laurent sends silky evening dresses on the Eiffel Tower catwalk

PARIS, March 1 (Reuters) – French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent held a runway show during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, showcasing a series of slender cocktail dresses on a catwalk overlooking the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Long-legged models walked a pale pink carpet in long, sleek dresses, some flowing low, and wrapped in pointy-shouldered tuxedos and oversized faux fur coats, while French DJ Sebastian’s electronic music played.

In his show notes, creative director Anthony Vaccarello cited the style of 20th-century anti-fascist poet Nancy Cunard, known for favoring big jewelry and masculine silhouettes.

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Echoing her look, some outfits were accessorized with stacks of chunky bracelets or prominent earrings while long coats and low-rise jackets were worn with the collars turned up.

Soft fabric flowers pinned to dresses and jackets added a touch of romance to the dark color palette of mostly black with pops of ivory and tan.

The Kering-owned label (PRTP.PA) closed the second day of shows at Paris Fashion Week, which runs until March 8 and caps off a month of fashion events in New York, London and Milan.

When the show ended, Vaccarello dove into the crowd to hug front-row guests, including fashion icon Betty Catroux and actress Catherine Deneuve.

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Reporting by Mimosa Spencer and Manuel Ausloos; Editing by Karishma Singh

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