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Paris Fashion Week: Stella McCartney falls for tweed, Chloe reveals understated perfection

It's the last of the major fashion weeks for fall/winter 2012 collections and Globe Style's Amy Verner is there, dispatching from all the big shows at Paris Fashion Week

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Paul McCartney and Alicia Keys posed together for a photo before the Stella McCartney show on Monday morning. Sure, they were all smiles before hearing the runwayplay list, which included the electro-rap track I Fink U Freaky by Die Antwoord. “Hey, you call thaaat music?!”

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John Corbett (L) as Ian Miller and Nia Vardalos (R) as Toula Portokalos fall in love in the romantic comedy MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING

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For spring, McCartney played with an oversized filigree pattern that has apparently evolved into this textural jacquard damask. But who could resist such stylized Acanthus leaves (or model Karlie Kloss)!

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LAUREL CANYON Kate Beckinsale as Alex; Photography by Neal Preston

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John Corbett stars as Ian Miller in the romantic comedy MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING

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TEXAS-NOSHOWS-COX DEBORAH CANNON/COX NEWS SERVICE ARDMORE, Okla. -- Texas state Democrat Representatives join hands in prayer before starting a meeting at the Holiday Inn in Ardmore, Oklahoma on Tuesday, May 13, 2003.

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Pop quiz: Who remembers what other Paris ready-to-wear collection also showed squared-off ties? British designer Clare Waight Keller’s play on men’s wear has been styled less formally than at Hermès, but this neck detail is shaping up to be a bona-fide trend.

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Styling can make all the difference between originality and been-there-designed-that. Here, the folded lace tails poking out of this sweater, with its judiciously applied cable tracks, is understated perfection. Add the crimson red skirt and hello easy dressing, 2012.

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The needle in a conventional syringe can cause injury and infection through accident or intentional misuse because it stays locked in position. Photo by Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle.

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Lately, Parisian designer Vanessa Bruno’s approach makes me wonder whether this is what fictional movie gamine Amelie would dress like, 10 years later. Yes?

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And … no. In fact, the best-case scenario for this sweater is that it stays a ‘runway showpiece’ (translation: never makes it to stores).

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Andrea Martin stars as Toula's vivacious Aunt Voula in the romantic comedy MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING

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