Here Are the Wildest Looks From Paris Couture Week

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PARIS—Twice a year in Paris, the world’s top couture designers, and a handful of haute jewelers, present gems most people could never afford and designs that show just how far you can go with a needle and thread in the name of making a lasting impression—both for better and worse.

Sometimes tacky, and often completely OTT, Couture Week shows both how wrong you can get it with thousands of Swarovski crystals at your disposal or too much satin, as well as sometimes unleashing original visionary design. This week, showcasing fall 2018 designs, revealed both extremes to full effect.

As the July shows proved, big and bold is back, and while some European designers seem to have run out of steam, foreign creatives, like China’s Guo Pei and Japan’s answer to Iris Apfel, Yumi Katsura, stole the show, sending walking bird cages and churches down the runway—in Guo Pei’s case—and bright green kimonos in Katsura’s, even though the last person to wear one in Paris, of note, was Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s.

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Ada Kokosar Debuts Solo Shoe Collection During Paris Couture

After debuting last season with a shoe range for Cesare Paciotti and earlier this year with a collaboration with Dodo Bar Or, Ada Kokosar presented the first solo footwear collection of Midnight 00 by Ada Kokosar at the Meurice during Couture Week. The fashion consultant took over the hotel’s Belle Etoile suite overlooking the Tuileries garden, filling it with plants until the luxury accommodation looked like it had been overrun by nature during Sleeping Beauty’s century-long nap.
What is unique about these slippers is the high-gloss finish brought by the PVC that Kokosar drapes on each draped-and-embellished design. “As a reference, I wanted to take the most iconic and utopian shoe of all times, Cinderella’s glass slipper,” she said, showing off a glossy mule with flourishes of soft fabric peeking at the edges and decorated with a bejeweled crescent moon — the brand’s emblem. Heels and flats came in soft yet saturated shades of lilac, peach or pink fabric — silk satin, duchesse or super-soft cotton. Most striking of all was the transparent ruffle that encases shoe and ankle in a shell-like cocoon. Cherry on this highly iced cake? “The PVC makes the shoe last for a very long time: it

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Armani Privé Couture Fall 2018

It was 30 minutes (and 96 looks) in a 12-minute world, and worth every second of viewing.
On Tuesday evening in the gilded salons of the Italian Embassy, splendid in their intimacy, Giorgio Armani awed with his Armani Privé collection. It may have been his best ever. In his program notes, Armani said that he sought to capture “couture…as it once was: the authentic essence of luxury and perfection, the notion intended as instructional for “the young generation” and the style of presentation, “almost regal.”
If that sounds pedantic, it wasn’t at all. Rather, Armani presented an array of alluring, exquisitely crafted clothes that were elevated as befits the haute genre and diverse enough to satiate the desires of a broad range of couture clients.
Of course, Armani focused on high evening. He pioneered the red carpet phenomenon as it exists today, and time and again he uses his Privé runway to remind that he’s not seceding a smidgen of his hard-earned turf to anyone. But first the daywear — lovely! And utterly controlled: sensible shoulder options on smart, shapely jackets; pants sans tricks (and mostly pants for day); the occasional well-placed flourish in a contrasting collar or graphic piping on a sleeve.
That

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Homage to Givenchy founder starts Paris Haute Couture week

Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller shows dresses inspired by Hubert de Givenchy’s most iconic designs worn by famous names from Audrey Hepburn to Meghan Markle. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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Every Look from the Givenchy Fall 2018 Couture Collection

It’s been less than a year since Givenchy’s Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented her debut collection for the LVMH-owned fashion house, but she’s already made quite the impression, thanks in no small part to her creation of Meghan Markle’s dress for the royal wedding. While the …

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Rodarte Missing From Couture Schedule

DROP OUT: It seems Rodarte has had a change of heart about presenting at Paris Couture Week in July. The Los Angeles-based label, which figured on the Chambre Syndicale’s recent provisional list of guest-member acts headed to the week, is missing from the provisional calendar released on Wednesday.
Already the brand during couture week in January opted to present its fall collection via a portrait portfolio featuring some of the women who inspire them. (Think Kirsten Dunst (pregnant with her first child), Kim Gordon, Grimes, Gia Coppola and Miranda July.) They were expected to return to the runway this season.
The brand could not be reached for comment.
Givenchy will headline the week’s opening day on July 1, taking over the final slot traditionally occupied by Miu Miu, which instead will present its resort collection on the eve of couture week.
Giorgio Armani Privé will present two successive shows on July 3.
As reported, Proenza Schouler, which defected to Paris Couture Week alongside Rodarte last July, has also pulled out of the week, with plans for the upcoming collection to be revealed in the near future.
Like countless others across the industry, the brand’s founders, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, are facing essential fork-in-the-road questions, including

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Sonia Rykiel to Present During Couture

The calendar changes keep coming. The latest addition to the July Paris couture schedule makes more sense than some of the other moves in recent years. As Sonia Rykiel celebrates its 50th year, the brand has been invited by National Fédération de la Couture et de la Mode to present a collection named “ L’Atelier” during next July couture week. The special collection will highlight the work of Julie de Libran, Sonia Rykiel’s current artistic director, as well as the house history of savoir-faire and strong women. The special presentation will take place at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris on July 1 at 11 a.m.

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‘Yellow Is Forbidden’ Provides an Intimate Look at Guo Pei’s Entrance into the World of Haute Couture

When Rihanna showed up to the 2015 Met Gala in a plush, fur-trimmed yellow satin gown by Beijing-born designer Guo Pei, it set off a firestorm of memes. Twitter likened the ornately embroidered imperial cape to Big Bird, cheesy pizza pies and omelettes. But Riri’s splashy entrance did more than …

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Dior Brings Couture to Chinese Fans

SHANGHAI — Dior was back in Shanghai for its second major event in as many weeks, reshowing its haute couture collection on Thursday night, with the addition of a 12-piece capsule couture collection offered as an homage to China.
According to artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, the inspiration for the new pieces, fashioned in red and pink, came from Dior’s archives, where she found an object that signified the fascination Christian Dior himself had for China.
“I found this fan in the archive that Christian Dior did for his first show. He also used the fan to put on top of the Miss Dior perfume because he wanted people not only to see the collection but to smell the idea of the Dior house. This capsule translates parts of the Dior archive into the pleats, like the fan. We work with the pleats of Mr. Dior, like the Bar jacket, the skirt and also the evening dress,” she explained.
A large coterie of Dior people has been in Shanghai preparing for the show and taking appointments with couture clients. For Chiuri, taking this collection, which was shown in January at the Musée Rodin in Paris, on the road is an ideal way to

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Juicy Couture Track Collection Boasts Major Bling Courtesy of Swarovski

Juicy Couture continues to hit the refresh button on heritage styles — and why not, given all the love the Nineties are getting in fashion these days? The company’s latest track collection aims to turn heads with many of the pieces boasting Swarovski crystal embellishments and customizable details.
The 16-piece offering can be personalized via options such as monogramming or color selection. Prices range from $ 275 for a cropped jacket that can be customized to $ 1,750 for Swarovski-embellished velour shorts.
Designing the collection presented a moment to go back to the company’s roots, especially after creative director Jamie Mizrahi presented a fall collection that viewed Juicy Couture through the lens of the Seventies and Eighties. The collaboration with Swarovski is rooted in the brand’s heyday and is a nod to the crystal-embellished tracksuits of the Nineties, but with some modern twists, Mizrahi said.
“I think with every project we take on, whether it be our collections or collaborations, our first and foremost goal is to celebrate Juicy Couture as a brand, its heritage,” Mizrahi said. “It’s a widely recognized brand with a widely recognized aesthetic and we never want to lose sight of that Juicy girl.”
For Mizrahi, the past few seasons have been

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How Celebs Wear the 2018 Version of Juicy Couture (No Tracksuits Necessary)

Tracksuits circa 2002 might come to mind when you first hear the words Juicy Couture, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Stylist Jamie Mizrahi has been revamping the brand since taking over as creative director, and even presented the brand’s very first NYFW show last month. Less than 30 days later, celebrities are already wearing the straight-off-the-runway pieces IRL. 

Katy Perry, for instance, wore Juicy Couture’s pink sequin jumpsuit for a performance this week. Lorde also opted to wear the brand onstage—she selected the Long Sleeved Maxi Dress from the F/W 18 collection for a stop on her Melodrama World Tour. Last but not least, Michelle Monaghan recently wore a beautiful leather dress with statement sleeves. How chic do they all look in the 2018 version of Juicy Couture? Read on to see their looks. 

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Designers Use Epson Technology for Themed Couture Presentation

DRESSED-UP TECHNOLOGY: For a fourth year, Epson is hosting its annual “digital couture project” pre-New York Fashion Week. The theme of the Feb. 6 presentation, to be held in New York, is “Cosmopolitan Couture with Impossible Colors — How Does Your Culture Dress Up?” Participating designers from North and Latin America will showcase designs that used Epson’s textile printing solutions. Keith Kratzberg, president and chief executive officer of Epson America Inc., said the “future of fashion is customization — from the colors and prints, to the size and shape of garments — all on-demand.”
Kratzberg said the company’s “digital-imaging technology is changing the business of fashion, providing a platform for designers to print higher-quality, more unique designs for customers on-demand, as well as the ability to print just in time.”
Prior to the fashion show, Epson is hosting a panel discussion on how digital technology is changing the fashion industry. Panel participants include: interior designer Ryan Korban; Mark Sunderland from Thomas Jefferson University, and Aliza Licht, executive vice president of brand marketing and communications for Alice + Olivia.
 
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All The Best Dressed Celebrities From Paris Couture Week

Celebrity calendars were chock-full of fancy gatherings this week, thanks to the rounds of Haute Couture presentations taking place in Paris and the string of afterparties going on in Park City, Utah around the Sundance Film Festival.  The indie actresses who found themselves deep in the …

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Aelis Couture Spring 2018

Sofia Crociani moved forward with her pursuit of ecological fashion, presenting a spring couture collection made of silk, feathers and hemp fabric — but not the burlap sack kind. Made in Japan, and surprisingly soft and white, the material felt like silk and linen. She used it to craft a flowy, over-the-shoulder dress, belted with a vintage ribbon.
Long gray feathers came from a beach in Normandy — supplied by a local artisan — which she used as accents on a bouquet of fluffy white duck feathers on the chest of a long, flowing silk dress.
Another dress had pink feathers in the mix — natural dye. A cropped white leather jacket had a patch of gray goat fur across the side. Crociani introduced a new silhouette this season — a ballerina skirt with lost of organza, twisted into a draping wrap.
The result was a peaceful array of understated and timeless pieces — the perfect antidote to a cluttered and noisy world.

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Pierpaolo Piccioli Plays With Proportion, Color and Jellyfish Hats for Valentino Couture

Pierpaolo Piccioli has gradually veered away from the precious, ultra-femme, heavily embroidered, history-referencing aesthetic he established with former co-creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri at Valentino, and is increasingly incorporating more modern, utilitarian and even sporty elements into …

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The Most Drop-Dead Gorgeous Looks From Couture Fashion Week

The world of haute couture will likely always remain foreign to most. Those who buy the made-to-measure pieces are surely members of the 1%, and even fewer witnesses appear in the audience of the Paris runway shows. But that air of mystery is part of what makes these stunning creations so special. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re literal walking works of art.

So to celebrate the most inventive and absolutely gasp-inducing designs—handmade to perfection inside an atelier over who knows how many hours—we’ve compiled our favorites from spring 2018 ahead. Click on for the most stunning—and most exclusive—looks debuting at the couture shows in Paris this week.

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With swirls and cages, Dior goes surrealist for Haute Couture week

PARIS (Reuters) – Christian Dior plunged spectators into a surrealist dreamworld on Monday at Paris’ Haute Couture week, as models dressed in black-and-white hypnotic patterns took to the runway under sculptures of body parts suspended from the ceiling.


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Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Spring 2018

Having wound down her ready-to-wear line a few seasons ago to focus on “new couture” and accessories, conquering the frontiers of sartorial expression without sliding into sci-fi costume territory has been a delicate balancing act for Iris van Herpen.
This season, presenting a serene, more wearable collection, she pulled it off.
Despite the labor-intensive nature of the clothes — albeit often involving machines, with the opening Foliage dress requiring 260 hours of 3-D printing and endless other high-tech processes — there was an immateriality to the collection.
The designer stuck to classic couture shapes of the grand and billowing or mini and intricate variety. But the structures looked ultra fragile, with van Herpen focusing on silk-tulle bases covered in geometric formations of laser-cut fabrics, as well as her signature exoskeleton structures.
She used as her starting point the aerial photography of Thierry Bornier and Andy Yeung, among others, along with the organic floating paper sculptures of Dutch artist Peter Gentenaar, with a selection of them suspended from the ceiling of the show venue, the Mineralogy and Geology Gallery in Paris.
The final dress — a springy affair in a whirl of wire-boned velvet, silk organza and mylar — resembled a living version of one of

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Everything You Want To Know About LeToya Luckett’s Couture Wedding Look

LeToya Luckett got married this past weekend, creating an endless buzz on her beautiful wedding and dress. The beautiful bride wore a uniquely designed gown by Vera Wang.

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Later in the evening, LeToya switched it up and got into a beautiful dress designed by Nardos Design.

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The dress came with trumpet designs on the back and around the bottom, giving a very fitting theme to announce a stunning bride! The gown stood out, of course in a gleaming white color, headlining the wedding’s official colors of white, black and red. Definitely a classy and couture look!

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The celebration was filled with class, with the couple’s love for each other being expressed on fancy pastries. Nice!

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The themed colors were classically present throughout the ceremony, from LeToya’s deep red lip color to the bridesmaids’ long black dresses that came in different designs. The handsome groom kept the theme going as well, wearing a black and white tux with a rose and baby-breath in place of a handkerchief.

So much inspiration, class and beauty! Congratulations, LeToya!

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Christophe Josse and Noureddine Amir Join French Haute Couture Calendar

SEASONED NEWBIES: The French Fashion Federation had added Christophe Josse and Noureddine Amir as guest members to the haute couture calendar in January.
The 2018 dates for the haute couture shows are Jan. 22 to 25.
Amir’s work was promoted by Pierre Bergé last year, who hosted an exhibit of the Moroccan designer’s sculpted dresses at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent.
Josse, a French designer who studied art history, obtained the official haute couture seal from the French fashion governing body in 2011 but took a break from haute couture in 2014.
Returning guest members are: A.F. Vandevorst, Antonio Grimaldi, Azzaro Couture, Galia Lahav, Georges Hobeika, Guo Pei, Hyun Mi Nielsen, Iris Van Herpen, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Proenza Schouler, Ralph&Russo, Rodarte, RVDK/Ronald Van Der Kemp, Ulyana Sergeenko, Xuan, Yuima Nakazato and Zuhair Murad.
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The Valentino Couture Show Was Pretty Much A Winter Wonderland

This week marked the first time Valentino debuted a couture collection in the U.S., and as you might expect — the show was an incredible winter wonderland. The 47 looks included gorgeous white capes (which we’ve been coveting all season long), delicate lace pieces and structured blazers.

It goes without saying the elaborate gowns were breathtaking… even when viewing the collection solely via Twitter. Take a look at the beautiful designs in the tweets below. Can we add any of these to our holiday wish list, please?


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