Grace Jones rocks Zendaya show in Paris

Singer Grace Jones modelled Tommy Hilfiger in Paris.
Singer Grace Jones modelled Tommy Hilfiger in Paris.

A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya has given Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever.

For Hilfiger's disco-inspired show, the Champs-Elysees Theatre flashed with Pac-Man and Space Invaders arcade games.

The show celebrated diversity and was, in terms of sheer energy, unlike any other so far this season. Dozens of dancers on roller skates boogied amid flashing lights to greatest hits from the 1970s.

Breton stripes led down to flared denim or leather pants, torso-hugging jumpsuits and a shimmering pleated silken gown with a cape.

Whoops from the audience duly erupted as disco icon Grace Jones, wearing a shimmering peaked-shoulder tuxedo, thigh-high boots and leotard, danced out.

Hilfiger gave Zendaya full control of the designs, which drew inspiration from "iconic women" of the late-1970s and early-1980s.

"I got a call from Tommy Hilfiger himself, which was pretty crazy. I was not expecting that," the 22-year-old Zendaya said.

Meanwhile, Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli received yet another standing ovation for his Paris work, with models stood under a giant neon text about love and loss in colorful 1970s-style silken gowns for the brand's finale.

Piccioli took the 70s trend and crowned it with the most diaphanous jabot collars and silk neck scarves seen all season.

Tulle neck fringing fell like a wilting flower, while minimalist touches such as a loose, black silk gown with the shoulders lobbed off also hit a high note.

Elsewhere, as night fell on the Jardin des Plantes garden gates, dramatic one-meter-high letters were floodlit to spell out "GIVENCHY."

This season, designer Clare Waight Keller went to the origin myth, the temptation of Adam and Eve.

Though she went deep into the mythical past for the show titled "The Winter of Eden," Keller didn't neglect today's '70s trend in the designs that included historic Renaissance sleeves, ruffles and capes.

Australian Associated Press