Prepare to Drool: These Are the 14 Most Stunning Looks from Paris Couture Week
If you’re even remotely interested in fashion, Paris Couture Week is the stuff of dreams, and we’ve been poring over the latest collections obsessively. For a brief digest of the most showstopping looks, scroll down for 14 of our favorites.
Paging Cate Blanchett...
Like it or not, the naked dress is still a thing. We will say, though, that the contrast between the sheer fabric and the high collar is a welcome update.
We expect no less from the man who created Rihanna’s epic Grammys gown.
We’ve always loved a good fantasy-garden vest.
Can someone (cough, Emma Stone) wear this to the Oscars?
Yes, that is a lobster embroidered above the right breast, next to the pussy bow, and yes, this is what we want to wear to every formal event for the rest of our lives.
Nothing against Saab’s normal color palette (pastel and sparkles) and silhouette (A-line princess gowns), but this peg-leg pant-dress is glorious.
Speaking of departures: Karl Lagerfeld took Chanel in a refreshing direction of sharp tailoring and youthful embellishments (ya know, between the requisite tweed suits).
Murad, known for slinky, sparkly J.Lo-approved numbers, also branched out, presenting more modern takes on evening dressing, like this incredible pants and trained-jacket combo.
This is like the red-carpet version of an Old Navy American flag T-shirt, yeah?
Again, very into the modest high-neck situation (and midnight blue.)
Perhaps the first time we’ve used “haunting” as a positive outfit descriptor.
Jean Paul Gaultier
You can always count on Gaultier to deliver authentic couture drama, and his latest collection is no exception.
Presenting the out-of-this-world, 85-year-old Carmen Dell’Orefice, who wore the hell out of a gown that may or may not be used in the next revival of La Cage aux Folles.