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Paris Fashion Week hasn’t been as starry as I expected, and maybe Givenchy agreed, because it attempted to outdo them all — even luring Cate Blanchett out:

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It will not surprise you that Cate, in her lip-print blazer, fared better than most. Although Givenchy is leaning into peep-toe booties in a way that I cannot support. Not even on The Great.