Valentino’s ‘Daydream’ Couture Collection Turns Fantasy Into Reality

Pierpaolo Piccioli debuted the magical range in Beijing.Looks from the Valentino Beijing couture collection. Photo: Courtesy of Valentino Pierpaolo Piccioli is one of fashion’s best dreamers, especially when it comes to couture. His couture collections for Valentino are always infused with a sculptural purity and an unparalleled color sensibility; but more than that, they do what the 99.9% of us who […]

See Every Look From the Givenchy Couture Fall 2019 Collection

Clare Waight Keller continues to put cool elegance at the top of her agenda.A look from the Givenchy Fall 2019 couture collection. Photo: ImaxtreeClare Waight Keller, artistic director of Givenchy, could simply retire and spend the rest of her life riding the post-Meghan Markle royal wedding wave of acclaim. Instead, she’s busy flexing her sartorial […]

This Week’s Best Dressed Were Seen Front Row at Couture Week in Paris

While awards season is well underway, the fashion show circuit is just getting started.Elizabeth Dibicki, Chiara Ferragni, Celine Dion, Kiki Layne and Kristen Stewart at Couture Week in Paris. Photos: Getty ImagesWe’re in the thick of red carpet appearances (and predictions) for awards season, but additionally, the fashion show circuit is just getting started. On […]

8 Couture Gowns That Fashionista Editors Would Kill to See Lady Gaga Wear to the Oscars

These fresh-off-the-runway pieces are guaranteed to have critics and fans alike saying, “I just wanted to take another look at you.”A look from the Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2019 show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesThere can be a hundred people wearing dresses on a red carpet, and 99 don’t impress you, but one does. In […]

Hey, Quick Question: Which Viktor & Rolf Spring 2019 Couture Gown Are You?

“Go to Hell” with a skull in flames is pretty relatable at the moment.The Viktor & Rolf Spring 2019 Couture runway show. Photo: ImaxtreeWelcome to our column, “Hey, Quick Question,” where we investigate seemingly random happenings in the fashion and beauty industries. Enjoy!The couture shows are nicely moving along in Paris. We’ve seen ’80s-tinged party […]

See Every Look From Maison Margiela’s Spring 2019 Artisanal Collection

John Galliano presented his latest collection during Couture Week in Paris.Maison Margiela’s Spring 2019 Artisanal runway show in Paris. Photo: Thierry Chesnot/Getty ImagesCouture Week attendees were in for a visual treat at Maison Margiela‘s Spring 2019 Artisanal runway show at the French house’s headquarters in Paris on Wednesday. Creative Director John Galliano, whose designs focus on glamour […]

Take a Dive Into Chanel’s Spring 2019 Couture Collection

With longtime leader Karl Lagerfeld conspicuously absent, the poolside show went on.The final look from Chanel’s Spring 2019 Couture runway show. Photo: ImaxtreeThe big news from Tuesday’s Chanel Spring 2019 Haute Couture show in Paris wasn’t about the new collection or another over-the-top set design (though there was that in the form of a makeshift […]

See Every Look From the Fendi Couture Fall 2018 Collection

Straight from the runway in Paris.Photo: ImaxtreeOn Wednesday of Couture Week, Karl Lagerfeld moved on from Chanel’s Parisian promenade to join Silvia Venturini Fendi as they presented Fendi’s collection for Fall 2018. In previous seasons, the Italian house traditionally called its July runway shows as “haute fourrure,” but as designers and luxury brands go fur-free, Fendi’s latest is […]

Valentino’s Stunning Fall 2018 Couture Collection Brought the House’s Founder to Tears

Immensely talented designer Pierpaolo Piccioli closed out couture week with a show that won’t soon be forgotten.Photo: ImaxtreeAnyone who works in or studies fashion will tell you that, once in a blue moon, a runway show happens that is so sublime, inspired and flawlessly executed that it’ll be talked about (and used as a point […]

For Couture-Only Designers, Creative Freedom and Experimentation Are the Ultimate Goals

Free from the commercial restraints of ready-to-wear, these designers are pushing the boundaries of their craft.A look from Schiaparelli Fall 2018 couture. Photo: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty ImagesTwice a year in Paris, the few remaining couture houses — along with a small cadre of guest designers selected by the exacting committee of the Fédération Française de la […]