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Best and worst dressed celebrities at Paris Fashion Week

Janelle Monae Paris Fashion Week 2019
Janelle Monae is front-row ready at Thom Browne's Paris Fashion Week show on March 3. Photo: Getty
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For every fabulous look at Paris Fashion Week – a style tsunami of both autumn/winter and spring/summer 2019 shows – there were some equally questionable ones.

Even for women with stylists, taste and money. And top designers on speed dial.

Let’s start with model Gigi Hadid, who pulled off the nigh impossible – looking bad – in a bedazzled print mini with giant gaffer-tape straps front and back, worn with sheer socks and a shoe suitable for rugged terrain orienteering.

Gigi Hadid Paris Fashion Week
Gigi Hadid. Photo: Getty

Salma Hayek is a Hollywood star who is married to Francois-Henri Pinault, the billionaire CEO of a retail conglomerate that includes Gucci, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen. She hit the front row of the St Laurent show in an outfit inspired by an Argentinian cowboy or the daggy chick on the original Beverly Hills 90210.

Salma Hayek Paris Fashion Week 2019
Salma Hayek. Photo: Getty

As a self-styled fashion authority and influencer, former reality TV star Olivia Palermo knows her way around a fashion week. Which is why her smorgasbord of outfits in Paris was extraordinary.

Palermo hit the French capital’s streets in everything ranging from a 19th century governess’ outfit (a swamping black coat with stern flats) to politely torn jeans with elaborate satin bomber jacket.

On February 27, she strode out to the Lanvin show in a black leather culotte with puffer jacket. I know.

Olivia Palermo Paris Fashion Week 2019
Olivia Palermo. Photo: Getty

She threw everything at her look for the Alexandre Birman presentation: Sequins, the leather culotte again and a jacket that looked like a used bath mat from a 1960s bathroom.

Olivia Palermo 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Olivia goes eclectic. Photo: Getty

Sticking with the tricky culotte shape, Palermo went for a fussy white blouse and dusty pink coat, which was quite cool, but didn’t stop her looking weirdly like Witchiepoo from 1970s show HR Pufnstuf.

Olivia Palermo Paris Fashion Week 2019
Enough with the culotte. Photo: Getty

Karlie Kloss went to the Off White show on February 28 looking like an off-duty Cirque du Soleil acrobat.

Karlie Kloss 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Karlie Kloss. Photo: Getty

Bella Hadid looked almost as grim as the Stephen King novel she was toting, the human version of a Moscow apartment block.

Bella Hadid 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Bella Hadid. Photo: Getty

Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley headed to Balmain in a paper bag top and distressed denim jean bound to make 1980s boy band Bros jealous as.

Shailene Woodley Paris Fashion Week 2019
Shailene Woodley. Photo: Getty

Janelle Monae slipped into Valentino on March 3 in her usual head-turning style in a trapeze dress with beret, plaits and knee-length socks.

Janelle Monae 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Janelle Monae. Photo: Getty

On the same day, the singer and actress stepped out for Thom Browne in her always-original take on suiting up.

Janelle Monae Paris Fashion Week 2019
Monae’s take two. Photo: Getty 

Newlywed model Hailey Baldwin left husband Justin Bieber at home and took to the town in a Balenciaga mini trench coat and evening heels.

Hailey Baldwin 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Hailey Baldwin. Photo: Getty

Naomi Campbell was imperious and hard to walk past in a blue winged silk gown. Great pageboy hair.

Naomi Campbell 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Naomi Campbell. Photo: Getty

In cool striped velvet jacket and black jean, Amber Valletta looked like a Vanessa Paradis acolyte, or someone wanting to impress at a parent-teacher meeting.

Amber Valleta 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Amber Valletta. Photo: Getty

Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw (at St Laurent) was one front-rower who kept up the sheer black stocking trend. Hers were worn with a masculine tweed jacket, miniskirt and the best half-up hair for decades.

Abbey Lee Kershaw 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Abbey Lee Kershaw. Photo: Getty

Spanish ‘cultural tastemaker’ Sita Abellan was amazing fronting to Valentino in a ruffled floor flamenco-style gown and ‘S’ earrings.

Sita Abellan 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Sita Abellan. Photo: Getty

Kate Moss went classic: Cigarette leg pant, ladylike pump, silk shirt and jacket. Why fix it when it ain’t broke? Like Victoria Beckham, she always keeps her look clean. Unlike Victoria, she always looks sexy.

Kate Moss 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Kate Moss. Photo: Getty

Speaking of which, Jennifer Lawrence went for a nipped-in mini with 1950s overtones and ankle strap pointed shoes for St Laurent.

Jennifer Lawrence Paris Fashion Week 2019
Jennifer Lawrence. Photo: Getty

Cara Delevingne was Lawrence’s seat mate but seemed to be in a different weather zone. Her salmon sunray pleat dress and nude shoe were elegance itself.

Cara Delevingne 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Cara Delevingne. Photo: Getty 

Danish stylist Pernille Teisbaek wore Balenciaga shoes and Valentino statement belt with her bootcut pantsuit at Valentino.

Pernille Teisbaek 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Pernille Teisbaek. Photo: Getty

Three people showed up to Valentino in almost the same look: Zut alors! First, Jeanne Damas.

Jeanne Damas Paris Fashion Week 2019
Jeanne Damas. Photo: Getty

Then Katherine Langford twinned.

Katherine Langford Paris Fashion Week 2019
Katherine Langford: twinning. Photo: Getty

And Palermo (with husband Johannes Huebl) completed the trifecta.

Olivia Palermo 2019 Paris Fashion Week
Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl. Photo: Getty

German lifestyle blogger Xenia Adonts showed her 1.3 million followers how to work the modern cowboy boot, slouchy leather pant and knit.

Xenia Adonts 2019 Paris Fashion Week.
Xenia Adonts. Photo: Getty

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