From Paris to Milan, Fashion Runways Exude as Much Wow as the Couture

Balenciaga: The snowboarding-inspired fall-winter collection joined by a graffiti-clad polystyrene “mountain” at a Paris warehouse. Photography courtesy of Balenciaga.

Balenciaga's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Balenciaga.

Balenciaga's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Balenciaga.

Balenciaga's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Balenciaga.

Balenciaga's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Balenciaga.

Louis Vuitton: At the Musée du Louvre, Paris, ancient stone architecture and the contrasting contemporary runways backdropping the fall-winter and spring-summer collections. Photography courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton: At the Musée du Louvre, Paris, ancient stone architecture and the contrasting contemporary runways backdropping the fall-winter and spring-summer collections. Photography courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton's fall-winter and spring-summer collections. Photography courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton's fall-winter and spring-summer collections. Photography courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

In Milan, the colors of the Moncler Genius collection alternating with black and white, the latter courtesy of stacked nylon forms and a landscape of paper “icebergs.” Photography courtesy of Moncler.

Moncler Genius collection. Photography courtesy of Moncler.

Moncler Genius collection. Photography courtesy of Moncler.

Moncler Genius collection. Photography courtesy of Moncler.

Moncler Genius collection. Photography courtesy of Moncler.

Moncler Genius collection. Photography courtesy of Moncler.

Dior: For the mod fall-winter collection at the Musée Rodin, Paris, collages of vintage magazines covers and protest signs commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968’s Summer of Love. Photography courtesy of Dior.

Dior's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Dior.

Dior's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Dior.

For the mod fall-winter collection at the Musée Rodin, Paris, collages of vintage magazines covers and protest signs commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968’s Summer of Love. Photography courtesy of Dior.

For the mod fall-winter collection at the Musée Rodin, Paris, collages of vintage magazines covers and protest signs commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968’s Summer of Love. Photography courtesy of Dior.

Gucci: Staged in the brand’s Milan headquarters, creative director Alessandro Michele’s operating-room theater inspired by feminist Donna Haraway, with models clutching prosthetic heads for the fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Gucci.

Gucci's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Gucci.

Gucci's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Gucci.

Gucci's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Gucci.

Gucci's fall-winter collection. Photography courtesy of Gucci.

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