haute cou·ture [oat-koo-toor]
1. high fashion; the most fashionable and influential dressmaking and designing.
2. the fashions so created.
3. the leading dressmaking establishments in the world of fashion, considered collectively.
*also, keep in mind that haute couture pieces are handmade – which is amazing and requires a LOT of time and skill
Over the past week, Paris has been bustling with fashion editors and models from all over the world to see the latest creations from our esteemed haute couture designers. Even though haute couture has dwindled to a tiny fraction of what it used to be, the Paris shows have been no less inspiring than what they were in the 19th century. This season was definitely exciting and brought to light some new (and crazy?) trends that we may be able to spot soon in our stores (of course in less dramatic versions). Below are a few of my favorite looks and details from this week’s haute couture fashion week in Paris, enjoy!
Chanel: the sneakers and of course, Cara Delevigne
Dior: the short dresses, shoes, and peekaboo fabrics
Alexis Mabille: aside from the costume-y feel in the majority of her pieces, I really loved the Cleopatra vibe from this golden shawl-like garment
Elie Saab: as always, all of the looks were beautiful, dreamy, and romantic; aside from some ridiculously thin models, I loved the majority of these pieces
Bouchra Jarrar: the jackets and vests rocked