This morning in Paris, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow BFF Stella McCartney showed her Fall/Winter 2008 collection and, unlike Jean-Paul Gaultier's over-the-top presentation yesterday, there wasn't an animal skin or pelt to be seen. (Stella designs vegan fashion.) The looks, however, were a bit inconsistent, mixing diaphanous mini-dresses with long, heavy, columns of sweater dresses. I am positive, however, that we'll be seeing almost all of it on Serena van der Woodsen when Gossip Girl resumes this fall. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Stella's latest, after the jump.





The Good:

Was Stella peeping in Miuccia Prada's workroom? Her take on the peeping Tom lace theme is less fashion-forward, but certainly wearable, beautiful, and fresh.

Light as a feather, I would style this barely-there dress with black tights and flats.

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An unexpected take on both suiting and separates and, if I could afford it, I would be running to wrap myself up in that blanket sweater.

Again, see above. It's cozy and slouchy and cool and could even be great n the summer with flip-flops.


The Bad:

This blanket-whatever is silly and totally impractical. Do not dress yourself in tapestries stolen from museums.

Did Stella steal this from Forever 21? Too big, hate the bubble hem, and it looks cheap.

The material is too heavy for the cut.

Again, I just want the bubble hem to die a swift, yet painful, death. The way the underlay peeps through is nifty, but there's something almost juvenile about the complete look.

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The Ugly:

I'm sorry: This is a nightmare.

[Images via AP and Getty.]