Paris Couture Week, what a beautiful way to celebrate fashion. The fashionable French city has always done it so well and this year’s was no exception. But don’t worry if you missed the action, you can view all the highlights, here, on Fashion Espresso!
Dior’s 70th anniversary this year was a fabulous addition to the week, with Maria Grazia Chiuri designing a beautiful new collection in honour of the one and only Christian Dior. Many A-listers gathered to see the collection which showcased long-line coats, full skirts and an Amelia Earhart inspired jumpsuit. You can read about the celebrity looks for the exhibition in an earlier post.
The Chanel show was definitely one to remember. Stars like Cara Delevingue came to watch the fantastic runway that featured some beautiful pieces of couture. What I found very impressive, was the beautiful set featuring a replica of The Eiffel Tower. Chanel featured a wide range of somber coloured outfits, all modelled with bright rainbow eye-shadow. At the end of show, Karl Lagerfeld was presented with the highest distinction in Paris for his amazing work for the city. You can read about the show in full on an earlier post.
Hosted in the Paris Automobile Club, the Miu Miu show was definitely a highlight. The show was a lot more colourful than a lot of the others with clothes that I thought, despite it being Paris, were very of the US. Models like Kendall Jenner walked the runway with style in the super cool, down to earth clothes that Miu Miu produced.
Giambattista Valli blew everyone away with their elegant over-sized ballet ball-gowns, silk chiffon dresses and Dovima-esque power puff skirts.
And if you’re wanting something a little abstract and futuristic, Mason Margiela have you covered, as models from their show, like Bella Hadid, stormed down the runway with gold cowboy boots, abstract looking trench coats and, what looked like, foam on their heads. Nice.
Valentino did it elegant and dark with a special collection designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli. Most of the outfits were black and strikingly beautiful but there was a little variation on the colour. The pieces were described to be feminine yet still modest.
Of course, there were many other beautiful collections that I strongly recommend you check out like Viktor + Rolf, Schiaparelli and also if you are interested in the Fendi show, I have an earlier post on that. Overall, I think it has been a fabulous couture week.
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