Armani Privé goes subtle and pastel at spring 2016 haute couture week in Paris. Armani presented some strong ideas. He elevated silhouettes of the street, specifically baseball jackets. A charming cropped version came in crystal-detailed silk jacquard; a longer one, in lame organza. Armani has long embraced tricked-out pants. Here, he did it with ruffles, stiffened via organza and gazar. While pants with major side cascades frothed with overkill, those flaunting a deep ankle ruffle looked wacky at first, but grew on you as the eye adjusted. Would that some had been shown not with equally stiffened tops but luxe sweaters.