A summary of Paris Haute Couture Week 2019 – From dazzling gowns to glittering playsuits and frivol silhouettes. Paris Haute Couture Week 2019 was one hell of a party. Have you missed it? Then don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered with the most spectacular moments of Paris Haute Couture Week – the summary.
Cover photo: © Jean Paul Gaultier, Instagram
Paris Haute Couture Week 2019
There were definitely some shows you couldn’t miss. For example, Dutch Fashion designer Iris van Herpen sent entire light installations on the runway. Chanel furthermore nailed Paris Haute Couture Week 2019 with their bathing suit as bridal gown. As you may expect, Karl could get away with it. Check out all inspiring show below.
Iris van Herpen
For her show ‘Shift Souls’, Iris van Herpen got her inspiration from phantasms. The fluidity within identity change in Japanese mythology gave the inspiration to explore new forms and figures. Furthermore, she looked at the evolution of humankind and used her imagination to the fullest. The fashion designer used colors such as red, indigo blue, off-white and yellow. Take a loot at her show below (sound on for some mesmerizing music).
We can’t deny we’re huge fans of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s work for Dior. She had a great first show with models who stood up for women’s rights. To glorify Chiuri even more, we show you her collection during Paris Haute Couture Week 2019. First of all, Chiuri immersed herself in research about the usual circus around Paris Fashion Week and took it quite literally. She invited Mimbre, the best female acrobats group from London and let them perform during her show at Musée Rodin.
Karl Lagerfeld nailed it again at Paris Haute Couture Week 2019. Romantic dresses, flowery accents and soft colors dominated his show. The show stopper of Chanel’s party was definitely the beachy wedding ‘dress’, which actually wasn’t more than a bathing suit and a dramatic veil. However, it was stunning. The other striking thing of the show was Karl’s absence at both Chanel shows (there were two on the same day). Chanel’s spokesman explained Karl was tired and didn’t feel well. Don’t forget the man has past the age of 85. We hope he’ll get better soon, because he shows you can be brilliant at every age.
Alexandre Vauthier mesmerized his fans with powerful suits as well as overly dramatic dresses. The designer is well know for his “French glamor” style. For this collection, he used “le chic Parisian absolu” as a source of inspiration. You can say it’s an extreme form of balanced luxury, in which he played with both feminine and masculine accents. Hurray for Vauthier!
Not only Chanel and Iris van Herpen formed the highlights of this Paris Haute Couture Week 2019, but Givenchy also stole the show (with their show). The fashion house showed a classic collection with a twist. Think of bright colors and innovative silhouettes. The use of both latex and embroideries make the collection exciting and full of contrasts.
Maison Margiela’s collection ‘Artisanal’ by John Galliano focused on ‘glamor in the millenial age’. The collection was chaotic in one way, but also structured in another. Think of color poppin’ statement pieces and over the top deconstructed garments.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier went back to the roots of the brand: think of marine stripes and airy garments. However, after the first couple of looks, every outfit became bolder and more eccentric. Overall, it was kind of circus with many cultures that seemed to have had an influence on this collection. The big surprise act was burlesque Dita von Teese,w ho perfectly blended in.
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