Paris Couture Fashion Week Roundup
Fashion’s heavy-hitters brought their A-game to this month’s Paris Couture shows, with a series of captivating collections that radiated extravagance and luxury.
From the intricately embellished gowns at Elie Saab, to theatrical silhouettes at Dior, to the all-out sexy siren numbers at Versace, we round up the top looks from the haute-inspired week.
Perhaps the prettiest of the couture collections this season, Elie Saab’s stunning evening gowns were enough to take your breath away. Saab employed the most delicate of fabrics; chantilly lace, gold leafed silk jacquard, and a mosaic-print georgette, encrusting them with thousands of tiny beads, sequins and embellishments. We can’t wait to see who gets to wear them on the red carpet!
Karl Lagerfeld celebrated Chanel’s 80th anniversary this year with a visit to the past, offering a collection of vintage inspired bouclé jackets and light-as-air chiffon gowns. The classic chanel contrast between soft silks and structured tweeds must have had Coco smiling down from above.
Breaths were held across the globe as Raf Simmons’ very first evening wear collection for the iconic couture house made its way down the runway. The new creative director did not disappoint, serving up a series of masterfully tailored, exaggerated silhouettes punctuated by jaw-dropping colour and textural blooms.
Valentino eschewed the classic ‘seductress’ appeal that we’ve come to expect from the house’s couture, opting instead for a more folky-femme vibe that spoke of whimsy and charm. Floor length gowns in deep blues and blacks ruled the runway, broken up by pretty nude numbers and metallic detailing.
The sexy sirens were all to be found at Versace, who worked skin revealing designs held together by strands of crystals, thigh high splits and sheer panelling in whites, pastels and pale neon tones.
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