COUTURE WEEK ROUNDUP
With Paris Haute Couture coming to a close, we look at the top shows from the most glamorous event on the fashion calendar. Raf Simons brought a modern feel to the fall/winter Dior haute couture collection. Models strutted in skin-flashing designs to the beat of Kanye West’s upcoming album Yeezus, with a backdrop of photos by legends Patrick Demarchelier, Terry Richardson, Paolo Roversi and Willy Vanderperre.
Alexandre Vauthier used a simple palette to accentuate the immaculate tailoring for his edgy haute couture fall/winter collection. Ice blue and gold softened the hard edges of a collection soaked in dark glamour.
A highlight to the season was Giambattista Valli’s highly feminine designs, which took inspiration from the dainty illustrations seen on porcelain. Dresses where adorned with flowers, and the light fabrics appeared to simply drape over the models.
Elie Saab, the king of embroidery, turned Palais Brongniart into a red carpet affair, which was very fitting considering that’s where his dresses will eventually show up. Dramatic gowns made for celebrities and princesses wowed the fashionable onlookers, with the final wedding dress, structured out of endless layers of tulle, stealing the show.