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Glamour

It’s glamour and comfort on day 3 of Paris shows.

The mysterious story of the Faberge egg that has fascinated artists and writers for more than a century was the central theme of Balmain’s spectacular ready-to-wear fashion show Thursday.Designer Olivier Rousteing became captivated by the gilded ornament on display in Christie’s while visiting New York and traced its history back to Imperial Russia. From this, sprung an exquisite fall-winter ready-to-wear collection of bejeweled velvets, Cossack tailoring with pearl and diamond embroidery, and rich high-collar clothes that conjured up Orthodox churchwear a touch being seen more and more on the runway.From the salons of Moscow to the streets of Brooklyn swept the fashion crowd on entering the street-wise universe of Manish Arora.

The Delhi-based designer channeled graffiti art in a colorful show with live spray painting that had the front row gasping.

Later in the day, both Barbara Bui and Nina Ricci treated spectators to solid, feminine collections that will translate easily onto the street. With robust business figures, maybe it pays to be commercially minded?

Friday, day four of Paris’ nine days of shows, will feature powerhouses Christian Dior and Lanvin.