You get a sense looking at the photos from some of the Haute Couture shows at Paris this week that the elaborate eyegasm inducing designs of years gone by… have gone by. In their place is a somewhat more subdued and subtle approach to construction. It’s foolhardy to hazard a guess as to whether Lagerfeld and Simons are designing from the same emotional place. That being said, Cathy Horyn posited something similar when she sort of alluded to the repetitive nature of Lagerfeld’s designs minus the new textures. Witness some of the photos shot by our own Vincent Manzarella.