Paris Couture Fashion Week

Haute Couture is one of my favorite things about fashion. It pushes boundaries to such a creative realm that I find so inspiring.

Elie Saab was my favorite collection all around. It was glitzy, shimmery and it didn’t matter if it was a gown or a pair of pants, it was breathtaking in make and movement. You can see the entire collection on the video screen to the left.

Jean Paul Gaultier’s collection was very streamlined, but bright and striking with lots of movement.

Zuhair Murad presented a dramatic and beautiful rainbow that was another favorite of mine. The embellishments, tulle and embroidery against volumes of satin was a dream brought to life.

The Armani Prive line was full of that bold orange hue and the classic black. The details and layers were lovely and sharp.

Chanel had a calm and tailored presentation that came in the most spring-y pastel palette.  Karl Lagerfeld said, ” I wanted something impeccable, clean.” I thought the classic silhouettes nodded to what the Chanel brand has been and with some of the more progressive ensembles, showed why Chanel is still a beloved part of fashion to this day.

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This dress would have been a favorite if not for the overwhelming fuzzy hemline. The tiny bit on the sleeves is sufficient.

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Yay or nay to these nail rings by Georges Hobieka?

While I thought this collection had a bit too much going on with its pieces, Dutch brand Viktor and Rolf have dedicated their last two shows to up cycling fabrics, and I like the notion.

A favorite trend of mine were these bold statement earrings. I think the larger size will be a fun accessory to play up outfits for the spring.

Alexandre Vauthier and Zuhair Murad

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Not all the looks were great though. Some were weird, questionable at best. For starters, what’s the purpose of a hat with holes in it and block a persons line of sight?

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Alexia Mabille

Statement jewelry doesn’t need to be terrifying.

Julien Fournie, Maison Margiela

This oversized gold corset from Jean Paul Gaulier looks like its swallowing this model up and where exactly is one to wear this paper bag-esque attire fro Franck Sorbier complete with headgear?

Photos courtesy Vogue and Chron

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