After a four-day whirlwind of fashion shows, Paris Haute Couture fashion week has come to a close. Although the time frame is much shorter than NYFW‘s upcoming 10-day marathon, the stunning gowns just wouldn’t stop. One Elie Saab couture dress, for example, was hand-embroidered with 9,000 sequins and crystals.
Dior exuding strong feminist undertones — as the French fashion house did at its show at Paris’s Musée Rodin — is nothing new in Maria Grazia Chiuris era.
From rocking edgy Giambattista Valli frocks to sitting from row at Christian Dior, the 49-year-old songstress is currently ruling the celebrity fashion scene — and for the past week, Vogue has been documenting her every move during Couture Fashion Week in Paris. If that's not enough, between shows, Dion even stripped down to give fans a "naked fact" to ponder.
The long-standing tradition of the Paris haute couture fashion shows is to send a bridal look down the runway for the grand finale. Chinese couturier Guo Pei chose the great Carmen Dell’Orefice to close her show on Wednesday. Guo Pei, best known as the designer of Rihanna’s brilliant yellow 2015 Met Gala gown, titled this collection “Legend.” Finishing with such a legendary model as Dell’Orefice, who’s been modeling since she covered Vogue at 15, is only fitting.
Do you have tons of disposable income and want to dress like a Disney princess? Well, Giambattista Valli certainly has a frock for you.
Victoria Beckham spotted in a colorful outfit in Paris. Just because it’s the middle of winter doesn’t mean you have to keep it to shades of black. Continuing her recent predilection towards sleek menswear, Beckham paired a bright baby blue blouse with wide leg tangerine trousers from her Spring/Summer 2017 line for a bold color clash that can’t help but catch the eye.
In a spread by photographer Zee Nunes, Brazilian fashion model (and mom of two) Carol Trentini was shown breastfeeding her newest son while wearing a loosely tied trench coat. Inside, a spread featured a then-pregnant Trentini posing with her other son in stunning couture.
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week for fall 2016 was full of exquisite, extraordinary looks that have taken weeks or even months to create.
It was announced this morning that Maria Grazia Chiuri, formerly co-creative director of Valentino, has been appointed as the creative director of Christian Dior — an especially noteworthy installment, given that she is the first female head of a label that is often described as a bastion of Parisian femininity. The unveiling follows months of speculation after Raf Simons’s departure from Dior in October last year. Pierpaolo Piccioli, with whom Chiuri ran Valentino, will remain at the Italian label as its sole chief.
To celebrate 90 years of Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld brought editors to Rome in a private jet, shut down Trevi fountain, and erected a glass bridge for models to walk on
The couture shows are currently wrapping up in Paris, and despite some surrounding drama (Valentino is now down one designer, if you haven’t heard), the real story, as always, are the clothes. Couture represents the height of fashion craftsmanship, and it showed in Givenchy and Zuhair Murad’s exquisitely hand-beaded designs, Valentino’s gowns that took 110 hours to paint by hand, and Iris Van Herpen’s cocktail dress made of real blown-glass bubbles. Even if you’ll never wear one (because, come on, who but Rihanna ever will), click ahead to see 21 stunning gowns that are the height of atelier art. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
The fashion flock is in Paris for the spring 2016 haute couture shows, and the street style looks are good. From Olivia Palermo’s perfectly paired uncoordinated prints to Anna Dello Russo’s single raccoon tail Miu Miu statement earring to Kate Bosworth’s emblazoned vest, here’s the best on what’s on the Parisian pavement. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
“Even though there’s not a ton of people that look like me on television or that are interested in my field, I had a feeling of wanting to do it, even though I didn’t necessarily have that role model,” Mindy Kaling tells Yahoo Style contributor Sophie Tweed-Simmons in this episode of Style Session. She’s the force behind two television hits—The Office and The Mindy Project—a comedienne, and the author of “Why Not Me”—her latest New York Times best-selling novel. You can’t get much cooler, funnier, or brighter than Kaling, though she’d beg to differ.
Photography by Hedi Slimane The Haute Couture shows recently wrapped in Paris, and even though they are considered the most exquisite in all of fashion land, it seems that not everyone wants to play the strict rules of the Fédération Française de la Couture. Each piece will be decided upon on a case by case basis and will include a numbered silk ivory label which will be recorded in the “Monogram House Couture book held by the premier d’atelier flou.” The line will not only be designed by Slimane, but he will also personally decide who among the global glitterati is worthy enough to wear his custom creations. A model in Yves Saint Laurent Couture at the Couture House of Yves Saint Laurent.
The world has been looking to the Italians for fashion inspiration for decades, but for Fall 2015 Haute Couture, the House of Valentino went back a few centuries to Ancient Rome for hair inspiration. The show, appropriately set in the modern city of Rome, attempted to bring back the Roman Forum, where city life once congregated and flourished. Accompanying gladiator-inspired dresses and sandals were “Game of Thrones”-reminiscent romantic braids, crowns, and delicate gold wreaths embellished with gold stars and seals, all styled by Guido Palau.
Taylor Swift Wore the Budget Version of Karlie Kloss’s Atelier Versace Gown Karlie Kloss on the runway wearing Atelier Versace; Taylor Swift exiting her apartment in Free People. Photos: Getty Images Taylor Swift is one of the highest-paid musicians in the world — and that’s not hyperbole. According toForbes , the 1989 artist made $80 million between June 2014 and June 2015, yet even with the top selling album, a sold out concert, and endorsement deals, the singer still shops at the mall (maybe). On Monday, following back-to-back shows at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey , the “Style ” singer was spotted leaving her apartment wearing a $128 lilac frock from Free People .
Currently, Haute Couture Fashion Week's underway in Paris, France, and designers including Raf Simons, Karl Lagerfeld, Giambattista Valli, and other called on their famous friends to sit front row and see the latest Fall/Winter 2015 offerings.