PARIS — On the penultimate day of the ready-to-wear season the environmental conscience of fashion, which had been poking its head out tentatively over the past few weeks, finally made its full-throated entrance. Well, hello sustainability. Wondering when you’d show up.

The industry’s role in climate change was, after all, one of the great mea culpas of the pandemic. The rise of resale has been one of the more meaningful developments over the past 18 months. But it was easy to forget, it seemed, in the sheer hoo-ha of being back; safer to avoid, perhaps, lest charges of greenwashing rain (understandably) down.

Then Stella McCartney put 50 shades of nature on the runway and made mushrooms her muse. Morels are not just for foodies any more.

substitute leather!

And they are also, it turns out, as good a font of aesthetic inspiration as Marlene Dietrich in her heyday. Certainly, they helped Ms. McCartney create one of

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