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Day 1, Look 2: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere

The softly draped fabric of this top and delicate, iridescent sparkle of the fringed tinsel skirt on the second look of today, from Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga, underlines the fact that we're not dealing with Power Dressing in any of the usual, cinched-and-padded Claude Montana cliches of the past thirty years. Indeed, the power in this shoot is centred around Lara, in this instance thwarting her attacker with a kick to the throat. As Jon Bullock of the Institute of Krav Maga stated, verbal deterrent should be your first port of call. For the rest of this shoot, Lara will be demonstrating the next step of physical self-defence in Carine Roitfeld's choice of next season's finest.