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Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture 2017 was, as expected, a feast for the eyes. Nude palettes and pastels dominated Valentino, Versace, Chanel and Giambattista Valli. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first show as designer for Dior was set in a labyrinth like garden. Chiuri’s idea was to not take away the dream like nature of couture, but to bring it back down to earth and “make it possible for couture to be wearable.” Our favourite show was Valentino, where Pierpaolo Piccioli displayed an incredible modern femininity with beautiful tulle overlays and exquisite silhouettes. Shiaparelli’s show had a typically Surrealist feel to it with lobsters, hearts and giant eyes adorning the pieces, whilst splashes of colour and oriental prints also featuring. We especially loved the incredible craftsmanship with the cut out keyhole detail in two dresses. Finally, Givenchy’s influence came from images of Native American women wearing Victorian dresses. The show featured sleek silhouettes with pieces adorned with tartan, fringe and feather embellishments. 

Givenchy, Look 12 

Valentino, Look 1  

Valentino, Look 2  

Valentino Look 3  


Valentino Look 19

Valentino Look 56

Shiaparelli Look 6 

Shiaparelli Look 9 

Shiaparelli Look 12 

Shiaparelli Look 20 

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