We’re still drooling from looking at the dresses at Paris Couture Fashion Week and here’s why you can’t blame us. Models were swathed with exquisite chiffon, delicate organza and sparkling crystals resulting in the dreamiest dresses on the catwalk this season. Ralph & Russo’s designer Tamara Ralph featured long dresses with old world couture which are favoured by the label’s high-profile clients, including Angelina Jolie. And then Alexandre Vauthier and Valentino both went for chiffon dresses with spliced necks in hard core romantic silhouettes that made us gulp. Giorgio Armani Prive‘s pieces had tulle, ribbon fringing, polka-dot veiling and huge paillettes caught like fish in net. A truly amazing line up!
If there’s one thing that Elie Saab does very well, it’s a fairy tale dress. His are the sorts of dresses that dreams are made of – they’re the ultimate princess fantasy and you can’t help but fall in love with them, simply because they are so exquisite, elaborate and beautiful. The combinations of sheer fabrics sprinkled with crystals or pearls are simply breathtaking. And if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you will love the pieces from Zuhair Murad as he plays with opulent fabrics and intricate lacework. Giambattista Valli and Vionnet joined Giorgio Armani Prive in making fairy tale-like dresses but with a much softer palette. A spell has been cast upon us but we’ll soon wake up. After all, it’s couture we’re talking about and couture certainly comes with a couture price tag.
If we had loads of cash lying around, we would go for Elie Saab. Which one is your favourite?
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Photos via British Vogue.