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Lanvin fuses sartorial and street for edgy menswear show

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/25/2017 By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press
A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS (AP) — Actress Gabrielle Union joined French actor Reda Kateb on the front row of the edgy Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Here are some highlights from Sunday, the last day of spring-summer 2018 menswear collections.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

LANVIN'S HYBRID STYLE

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

It was sartorial fused with street. As VIP guests looked on, Lucas Ossendrijver's passion for hybrid styles found its voice on the catwalk for Lanvin.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The veteran Dutch menswear designer took suits with a flavor of the 1950s and mixed them up with sports references, on-trend baggy pants, hoodies and sneakers. The combinations produced a strong spring-summer collection from the storied Parisian house.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

A loose, rippling gray worker's overall was given a luxurious makeover, worn under a dark gray wool knee length coat. Loose double breasted jackets with retro rolled up sleeves were accessorized with white, '50s belts and white streetwear sneakers.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

But it was not all wintery — owing to unexpected flashes of bright red summer Bermudas.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

There were also plenty of clever fashion ideas.

Models wear creations as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Models wear creations as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

A sartorial Prince of Wales check jacket was fused into sportswear with geometric patterning on the shoulder, zips, studs, tassels and an exposed bright orange interior. Bright Cerulean blue gave a freshness to an inverted sartorial raincoat and made guests dream of the ocean.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

FASHION NAVEL GAZING

Models wear creations as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Models wear creations as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The stereotype of young VIP Fashion Week attendees as rich, soulless attention-seekers wasting their parents' money has now been transformed into a fashion concept.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

"Enfants Riches Deprimes" (Depressed Rich Kids) was founded in some years ago by a conceptual artist not lacking in irony called Henri Alexander Levy. Levy was profoundly marked by his education at the super-rich Institut Le Rosey boarding school in Rolle, Switzerland, and various other boarding schools. He decided to turn those experiences into fashion.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Since 2013, one of the core values of the house is simply to maintain exorbitant price tags — T-shirts cost up to $1,000 and couture jackets are priced as high as $95,000.

A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Its first Paris Fashion Week show was being held — in a humorous touch — at the symbol of all things moneyed — Christie's auction house.

Models wear creations as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Models wear creations as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The label's style of juxtaposing tailored wear with brutally ripped garments at eye-watering prices has earned the house somewhat of a cult-like following. Fans now include celebrities such as Jared Leto, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Courtney Love, Justin Bieber, Guns N' Roses, and Zayn Malik.

Dutch fashion designer Lucas Ossendrijver acknowledges applause for his Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection for Lanvin, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Dutch fashion designer Lucas Ossendrijver acknowledges applause for his Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection for Lanvin, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation as part of Lanvin Men's Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

AGNES B. DREAMS OF THE SEA

The fashion magazine shoots of the 1950s and '60s were the muse for French designer Agnes B.'s playful spring-summer menswear display.

Male models struck sometimes exaggerated retro poses against the backdrop of a giant photograph of what could have been the French Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea.

It harked back to the retro photos of Vogue magazine — and was very much tongue in cheek. The styles, on the whole, mirrored this era — barring the odd tail coat and soft contemporary overall.

Blue suede shoes, black-and-white brogues mixed with a single-breasted '60s suit that was buttoned high.

The best look was a bright yellow '50s jacket with vivid blue pants, capped with a giant square '60s travel bag. The model who wore it posed with his right foot behind his left foot in opposite directions as post-war fashion models used to do. It provoked chuckles from the guests.

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Thomas Adamson can be followed at Twitter.com/ThomasAdamson_K

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