Lifestyle Paris Fashion Week highlights: Best looks from the city of lights By Keira Alexander March 7, 2016 4:09 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The heart of the fashion world, Paris has lived up to expectations to impress and surprise as we approach the end of Fashion Week. While French heavyweights including Chanel and Louis Vuitton are yet to present (their shows are Tuesday and Wednesday), here are some of our favorite Paris Fashion Week highlights so far. They are reminders that fashion is an art, often a spectacle and always a lot of fun. Giambattista Valli Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain With the exception of a few faint hints of color, Valli kept his collection mostly monochrome. The Italian designer managed to give feminine fabrics such as lace, chiffon and ruffles a futuristic edge, creating an uniquely modern look while giving a nod to Edwardian style. Stella McCartney Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain Fans of wearing blankets as outerwear rejoice -- Stella McCartney has cemented the giant puffer jacket as "a la mode" for the F/W season to come. Cropped, belted or oversized, we'll certainly be warm next winter. Always animal cruelty-conscious, McCartney noted that all her puffer jackets are feather-free. Christian Dior Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain Dior kept a relatively conventional silhouette in its collection this week. Compared with other designers' feats, slightly oversized cuts and drop-sleeves seemed almost tame. The house continued this season's obsession with jacquard, along with intricately-detailed patterns in shades of orange and blue paired with black. Comme Des Garcons Photo Credit: Getty Images / Martin Bureau Rei Kawakubo is the queen of anti-fashion and did not disappoint with a F/W presentation that was positively bizarro. The Japanese designer said her inspiration came from her imaginings of 18th-century punks. Corsets, crinoline shapes and of-the-moment jacquard turned models into cubist sculptures. Givenchy Photo Credit: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain Riccardo Tisci offered a feast for the eyes with patterns and textures to suit all tastes. Mod silhouettes -- knee-high boots and all -- were decorated with imagery ranging from tie-dyed mandelas to the Egyptian Eye of Horus. Sand tones and snake skins elaborated on a tailored-hippy vibe; juxtaposed with all-black ensembles and military-style jackets in muted tones. By Keira Alexander Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.