Never mind that Bono, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Jessica Alba were sitting front row. And never mind that the setting was Paris's gorgeously gilded Opéra Garnier. The clothes on Stella McCartney's Fall 2013 runway were plenty spectacular on their own.
But don't go thinking that means glitter and glitz. Nope, this was pure McCartney, and that means clean, functional, comfortable, and very, very chic. The designer drew inspiration from her past on Saville Row, melding that world's pinstriped wool and large-scale plaids with oversize cuts and asymmetrical shapes, striking the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. "It was a redirection of Stella classics," the designer explained. "[They are] things I do instinctively and effortlessly, so paying homage to Britain and its classic tailoring and inserting a new femininity, bringing a sensual woman into it all."