Left to right: Marc Jacobs, Prada, Versace

I just got off the phone with fashion director Stacey Jones, who arrived in Paris today via Milan. I asked her how she thought the season was looking so far.

“Before, I wanted to live in a Michael Kors world, but now, I want to live in a Versace world,” she said.

I loved Versace, too. It’s interesting what Donatella Versace has done with the label in the last few years. I imagine for a lot of people it still conjures up ideas of bondage and safety pin peekaboo dresses, but what’s happening there now is so subtle and good, with each season being totally different.

My favorite shows so far were Marc Jacobs, Versace, and Prada (I really liked Prada—all softness and Art Nouveau curves, mixed with interesting patterns)—big seasonal reinventors, the three of them. A year ago, I couldn’t have imagined that Marni wouldn’t be on my favorite list, but there you have it. You can’t argue with your eye. A good design idea is a good design idea, but have our eyes gotten tired of seeing so many sack-shaped dresses and big, plastic accessories? With all the knock-offs available, how long can a designer stick with what works?

Photography: Courtesy of style.com