by Alexander Fury .

Paris Fashion Week: Giles Deacon for Emanuel Ungaro

Giles' unconventional Ungaro presentation

At the house of Emanuel Ungaro, 11am is cocktail hour - at least, it is under new Creative Director Giles Deacon, who doled out the champagne and macaroons this morning at his first presentation for the house. It wasn't quite your typical chi-chi Parisian party: Giles is a Brit after all, hence we had an old-fashioned English garden party, with daisy-shaped lawn in real turf and flower-packed vintage cars as a centrepiece. The clothes themselves were the perfect meshing of English eccentricity and French cinq-à-sept seduction, draoed, ruched, laced and embroidered with flowers and feathers. As light and refreshing as a glass of champagne - or a macaroon, in fact. Fabulous was to start day seven (day seven?!) of the Paris collections.