Paris Haute Couture Week might be over, but we can’t help but continue to obsess over the beautiful and elaborate couture dresses that hit the runway this past days. Once again, we were carried to a world of breathtaking beauty thanks to the houses such as Versace, Dior and Chanel. On the other hand, Elie Saab, Armani and Zuhair Murad wowed us with an abundance of potential Oscar dresses—ready to be scooped up and shipped to Los Angeles for the most important red carpet night of the year. Here are the must-see runway looks from Paris Couture Week 2017!
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With a circular, mirrored ruaway, Karl Lagerfeld´s inspiration for the show was Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture Spoon Woman (1926). The result? As the models took their spots on the runway, Lagerfeld’s designs were reflected from backdrop to floor, bouncing straight to the eyes of the audience.
The Lebanese Zuhair Murad , one of the favorite designers of Hollywood stars wowed us with a collection of silk dresses with colored Swarovski crystal. The runway was taken by intense tones, such as green, pink or red passion in a silhouette of the 80’s, with broad shoulders marked and pronounced necklines in V.
The story oh this collection begann when Riccardo Tisci had pulled late-19th-century portraits of Native American women wearing Victorian dresses off the Internet. He stressed he didn’t want to directly appropriate their cultures or to offend, but that’s where his eye was drawn: the stimulus that started the collection.
The most memorable look will surely be the above white coat dress with a massive, jaw-dropping tulle face. Galliano used a face motif throughout the collection (and in the beauty look) that in many instances looked Picasso-esque.
Jean Paul Gaultier stayed true to itself. The show was a flying a fierce, flowery, ’40s-tinged flag for fashion’s most elevated form of expression.
Inspired by stencil art and strong feminist figures, Saab presented a more streamlined shape while lightening up on his signature shimmer. Several looks were embellishment free, instead relying on accessories such as stunning jewels or beaded booties.
The Russian designer celebrate her 10th couture collection in Paris with the Cirque d’Hiver, a historic circus and music venue.
The second of two highly anticipated debuts this week was Pierpaolo Piccioli’s first solo show for Valentino after the departure of former partner Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. He kept the otherworldly vibes the pair had perfected over their years at the house. The Italian took his inspiration from Greek gods, bringing out a parade of nymphs in muted pastels with each gown its own reference to mythology.
Valli knows how to ramp up the drama on a dress, challenging the reality of wearability with the art of couture. He included a healthy mix of ball gowns and slimmer silhouettes, though most of the gowns that fell closer to the body had glamorous elements like long, sheer sleeves or a high embellished necklines to push them just a touch over the edge.
Giorgio Armani wowed everybody by using the most unexpected colors as the running theme of his Armani Privé haute couture display. It really seems that orange is the new black!
Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo presented a more contemporary, urban collection, expertly alternated between fire and frost. Intermingled with slinky, jaw-dropping dresses and bewitching Old Hollywood-style gowns were exquisite skirt-suit separates, sporty mini dresses with glittering chainmail sleeves, and one-shoulder Grecian goddess looks.
For Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first haute couture collection for Christian Dior, she took the audience to a whimsical garden party, and it was positively gorgeous.
Donatella Versace decided to go back to basics with this Metamorphosis theme and she killed it. The new collection was as knock ’em dead and deliciously as ever.
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