Pointy Bras At Stella McCartney, RiRi Breaks The Rules, Red Wins Again & More From PFW

Everything you need to know: PFW day seven.

Fashion Month is coming to an end, and it appears the best has been saved for last. Rihanna shook things up with her highly anticipated Fenty x Puma collection in an unexpected venue, while Riccardo Tisci bid farewell to Givenchy. We're here to jump start your day with a round-up of everything you need to know from the weekend's runways and beyond: from the biggest shows, to the star-studded front rows and everything in-between, we've got you covered.   

You can count on Stella McCartney to pump up the volume on both her creations and the mood at her shows. For yesterday's finale, models grooved to a funky mix of beats from George Michael’s Faith, The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love and Don’t You Bleep With My Energy by Princess Nokia. McCartney's collection was equally as inspiring. Pointy bras were a major yes for us — think Madonna-meets-Hillary for your wardrobe (is there a better female power combo?). We were also digging the equestrian vibe, which was very literal in some designs. An long-sleeved dress with a graphic print of a horse for fall? Yes please. 
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Sarah Burton showed a structured collection with an emphasis on exaggerated cross-stitching. Bodycon ribbed dresses showed in stark contrast to those made of patchwork motifs. Many looks were fastened at the waist with a belt, whether they were simple black suit ensembles or an embroidered corset dress. This drew subtle attention to the female form while still showing strong pieces that were not obviously feminine. We loved the studded black boots, which toughened the collection even when paired with fuzzy socks. 
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In case you haven't heard, red is fashion's chosen color of the moment. Look no further than Givenchy's capsule collection: 27 looks and best pieces from Riccardo Tisci’s time at the fashion house, all in bright red. Tisci often used the bold hue, which stood out in a gleaming white showroom. We particularly loved the bright red bomber with a fur-trimmed hood. Structured, red trenches layered over embroidered, lace high-neck tops were stunning, and we learned that ruffles are even better when they resemble a real-life dancing girl emoji. Was this a clever way for Givenchy to use the in-between period from Tisci and his successor? Maybe. Were we into it? Totally. 
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It was a wild night at the library. In an unusually cool, academic setting at the Bibliothèque Nationale, models walked across balconies, ripping pages out of books. Models Lily Donaldson and Joan Smalls strutted down study tables — exactly the kind of rebellious attitude that fit the character of Rihanna's third Fenty collection. The designs were school-themed, but these were the kinds of looks reserved for the cool kids' table: there were no rules. Traditional prints like plaid were found in untraditional places, like floor-length puffer jackets worn by a topless model. Letterman sweaters-turned-dresses that fell off the shoulder got a sexy upgrade à la RiRi, and looks pulled from the health goth clique came with fur and crystal embellishments. We were expecting something big on the footwear front from the Queen of Creepers, and Rihanna didn't disappoint. One of our favorite looks was a thigh-high lace-up shoe design we'd swear originated from leg pads. Rihanna came out for a bow in a giant yellow robe, while close friend Cara Delevingne applauded from the front row. 
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