Guillaume Henry, Patou’s artistic director, said backstage he wanted to embrace a woman who walks with enthusiasm and dignity.

Her wardrobe showed his deft touch for outerwear and knack for attractive proportions, helping her on her way.

Among the looks were roomy belted coats with XXL pockets, cropped boxy jackets with shiny buttons, separates made of pinstriped shirting in pink and blue, and belted pleated skirts that swung as models briskly turned the runway.