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Chole Designer Bids farewell

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM
Fashion designer Clare Waight Keller acknowledges applause at the end of her final collection for fashion house Chole.-AP
U.S singer Solange Knowles, left, and French actress Isabelle Huppert, right, look on before the show for Chloe's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 ready to wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Thursday. -AP
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In photo: U.S singer Solange Knowles, left, and french actress Isabelle Huppert, right, look on before the show for Chloe's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 ready to wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Thursday. -AP

Solange Knowles was among the fashion, film and music industry stars out for British designer Clare Waight Keller's swan song at Chloe at Paris Fashionweek yesterday.

The final chapter in Clare Waight Keller's reign strayed not too far from the hippy-chic '70s DNA that's now synonymous with the Chloe house.

It was a play-it-safe moment to cap six years at the helm of one of Paris' most iconic fashion houses.

In photo: A model wears a design by designer Clare Waight Keller.

Diaphanous jabot collars, fluttery layers of cascading chiffon, over sized retro fur coats and exaggeratedly billowing slung pants were on this season's menu of loose boho silhouettes.

The '70s penchant for colour was also clearly referenced in the 43-piece collection's use of prints and lashings of icy pastel hues — shades of mint, peach and lilac that merged into earthy tones.

But, at times the garments and collection — though executed to perfection — seemed to lack a little soul.

Perhaps the house is ready for a change.