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Get used to seeing a lot more of Ava Phillippe. You may remember that Reese Witherspoon's 18-year-old daughter participated in a debutante ball in Paris last year, and now she's back in the City of Light for fashion week. Of course, she's not attending just any old show—she's sitting front row at Valentino, one of the most prestigious brands of Paris Fashion Week. Phillippe joined Dakota Fanning and model Liya Kebede at the show, creating a trio of front-row outfits to copy ASAP. Read on to see what they wore, learn about the breakout model of the show, and see our favorite trend from the collection.
A Stylish Front-Row Trio
WHO: Ava Phillippe
WHO: Dakota Fanning
WHO: Liya Kebede
The Model to Watch
Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech, who opened the Valentino show, is an up-and-coming model you should have on your radar ASAP. In addition to landing the covetable spot at Valentino, she walked in essentially every important show this season, including Burberry and Tom Ford.
Little Red Riding Hood
As for noteworthy trends from Valentino's F/W 18 collection, it was hard to ignore the different versions of voluminous hooded coats. Rendered on the runway in bright green, black, pink, and every other color under the sun, the hooded looks will definitely spark a trend come fall.
From the well-dressed front row to the beautiful collection that had everyone buzzing, Valentino's F/W 18 show certainly did not disappoint.