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Jennifer Lopez turns out for Versace

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Paris - The Italian designer sent out opulent blue fur coats, voluminous silk ball gowns and gold-buckled corsets in what she called a celebration of “construction and deconstruction”.

In a string of a asymmetrical looks, jackets and trousers were cut away to one side while one skirt was slashed so high it revealed the model's hip.

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Models present creations by Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace, as part of the Atelier Versace Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)Singer Jennifer Lopez arrives for the Atelier Versace Fall Winter 2014-15  Haute Couture fashion collection. AP Photo/Thibault CamusItalian fashion designer Donatella Versace appears following the presentation of the Atelier Versace Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Paris.  (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)Models present creations by Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace, as part of the Atelier Versace Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)Models present creations by Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace, as part of the Atelier Versace Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)A model presents a creation by Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace, as part of the Atelier Versace Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, Sunday, July 6, in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)A model wears a creation by French designer Fred Sathal, as part of her Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection iin Paris. AP Photo/Thibault CamusFrench fashion designer Fred Sathal following the presentation of her Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture collection. AP Photo/Thibault CamusA model wears a creation by French designer Fred Sathal. AP Photo/Thibault CamusA model wears a creation by French designer Fred Sathal in Paris. AP Photo/Thibault Camus

Plunging fronts and backs had thin strips of vinyl embroidered on transparent fabric to create graphic shapes.

US actress Lopez, wearing a strapless white gown, posed with Versace on the steps of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry near the Champs-Elysees where the show was held.

French designer Fred Sathal, meanwhile, was fashionably late for her return to Paris couture after an absence of eight years.

Sathal's “colour light” show got the couture collections for autumn/winter 2014/15 off to a sparkling start after a 50 minute delay.

The designer used beading and embellishments to create a swishing, shimmering effect, especially on mini-dresses with heavily-fringed hems.

A recurring fabric used in trousers, coats and kaftan dresses was inspired by an artist's paint palette.

And Sathal did not shy away from fur with one supremely over-the-top cape made entirely from fox tails.

Around 30 haute couture fashion shows, including those by some of the biggest names in fashion such as Chanel and Christian Dior, will be held in Paris over the next week, wrapping up on Friday. - Sapa-AFP

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