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Paris Fashion Week: Chloe's drab line of 1970s-era canyon chic

October 7, 2009 | 10:29 am
Chloe Chloe's Hannah MacGibbon didn't fully capitalize on the momentum of her last spring collection of crepe blazers and shorts with softly scalloped edges, which became a kind of uniform for young Hollywood this summer.

For her new spring collection, the impulse toward rustic chic was a timely one. And there was undoubtedly a whiff of those stylish, 1970s-era ladies of the canyon in cream gauze wrap dresses, tiered, pleated chiffon gowns, oatmeal-colored blanket capes, stirrup pants and buttoned-up shirts, worn with flat brown sandals.

But many of these clothes crossed the line from utilitarian to dull. And the suffocating heat in the venue didn't help people stay awake.

-- Booth Moore

Photos: Chloe's Spring-Summer 2010 runway

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Photo: On the runway at Chloe's Spring-Summer 2010 show. Credit: Peter Stigter & Jonas Gustavsson / For The Times