The fashion gods above were looking down on the industry’s elite as they flocked to Paris this week to view all the haute couture creations, and threw down a blanket of snow, which turned the French capital into a winter wonderland. Yet not even a blizzard could’ve dampened everyone’s spirits as they dashed between the Grand Palais and the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, flashing their invites to attend the likes of Chanel and Valentino.
Karl Lagerfeld (although absent from the show due to feeling unwell) instructed models to parade Chanel‘s 18th century-inspired collection around the lush gardens of #VillaChanel, while Pier Paolo Piccioli paid homage to African beauty with his magnificent and awe-inspiring cast of models for Valentino (no wonder it brought Celine Dion to tears). Alexandre Vauthier is a man who knows his clientele and is forever making us want to jump in a time machine back to the 80s (decked out in his latest wares, of course) and Viktor & Rolf‘s idea of mixing “sweetness and vulgarity” paid off big time.
All of this brilliance, however, was in between Maria Grazia Chiuri producing yet another questionable offering at Christian Dior (seriously, when is she resigning?). Clare Waight Keller is still arguably unable to get the knack of couture in the Givenchy ateliers and Balmain’s highly anticipated return to the couture calendar (after a 16-year hiatus) ultimately bombed, thanks to Olivier Rousteing.
Over the last few days, our unfiltered and no-holds-barred forum members have been deliberating each and every show. Here are theFashionSpot’s hits and (many) misses of the Spring 2019 haute couture season. See you in New York for the Fall 2019 shows…stay tuned!