Haute Couture is somewhat of an unattainable marvel to the majority of loyal followers of the fashion houses of Chanel, Christian Dior, and Atelier Versace – just to name a few on the very short list. Still, we can’t look away as the intricate designs and expressions of creativity of the small handful of designers who’ve earned the honor to show in Paris are displayed in all their couture glory. Below, a few of our favorite looks and something like a review, but not really, because reviews are so yesterday.
Karl Lagerfeld is capable of many things, but incorporating concrete into his work was pretty impressive. Each look was distinct with a fine balance between couture polish and punk influences. The knickers were a successful combination of tomboy meets feminine. Totally wearable, delightfully unobtainable!
A parade of sexy gowns in striking monochrome and rich jewel tones. Oh, to have one of these gems in our closet. The thigh-high slit is always a nice touch, and varying necklines offer plenty of options.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Gaultier went for darkness with vampires serving up the inspiration for an opulent collection of red, gold, and black. There was a bride in a ball gown, of course, and the famous drag performer, Conchita Wurst made a bearded appearance, so… it was a very Gaultier experience.
Images via WWD