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Night of the living dead has rarely looked as good

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BY JENNY BARCHFIELD, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

With transfixed upward gazes and their smudged palms held forward like sleepwalkers, the models minced around the catwalk in long, lean gowns in translucent fabric, with strategically placed opaque paneling and covered in dark ink smudges. Scarlet Swarovski crystals glinted like fresh bloodstains dripping down the shoulders of one dress, while terrible scenes of Medieval torture – showing little figures on the stake – enlivened its hemline.

“It’s about violence against women and the strength it takes to overcome that and turn it into something beautiful,” Fournie told The AP.

The young Frenchman, who’s showing on the sidelines of the haute couture displays, was on-trend with his second-skin beige pants and a molded jacket covered in anatomical sketches that recalled Givenchy’s skeleton jumpsuits and his palette was steeped in the same somber shades of navy blue and black as Stephane Rolland’s.