If fashion girls became princesses, there’s only one event we’d flock to find the most appropriate dress—fashion’s couture week. It is the first thing we think of at the mention of the word fairytale, after all. But this year is a bit different though, because there’s so much more to talk about than just those dreamy pieces. It has been quite an eventful week with 90th birthday celebrations, resignations, and models DJ-ing. See below.
Just today, it has just been announced that Chiuri is now firmly in team Christian Dior, confirming all the rumors once and for all. But just because the Fall 2016 presentation of Valentino is the last from duo Pierpaolo Picciolo and Maria Grazia Chiuri, doesn’t mean it would look any less spectacular. This year also marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare, which is why for their final collection together, Picciolo and Chiuri created an Elizabethan-themed show. Clerical robes, puffed sleeves, and all the regal elements would remind you of the Tudor Queen, sans the 100 layers that should remain in history.
For the first time ever, Vetements showed at Paris Couture Week. For its Spring 2017 line, the cool girl brand presented a 54-look lineup that featured a whopping 18 collaborations! From Levi’s, Dr. Martens and Manolo Blahnik to Juicy Couture, Carhartt WIP, Comme des Garçons, and more, it was a much welcomed mashup of style.
Kate Moss did not walk for any of the shows, but she did show off her mad DJ skills. At Miu Miu’s Resort 2017 presentation-cum-party, still-a-party-girl-Kate got the party started in her sheer black mini dress with heart lace macramé paired with a velvet clutch and lace-up booties.
Elie Saab’s version of twinning? Adorable mother-and-daughter pairings! Embellished frocks in mid-century silhouettes we deem totally wearable, we say there's no such thing as being too young to learn about haute couture.
It was a star-studded week, indeed. Top models gracing the runways—Coco Rocha opened for Jean Paul Gaultier, Bella Hadid walked multiple shows, and super muses Carolyn Murphy, Karen Elson, and Mariacarla Boscono stomped their way through Atelier Versace. Meanwhile Celine Dion, Jennifer Garner, Naomi Campbell, and more were spotted sitting pretty on the front row, no less.
To celebrate the 90th birthday of Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld decided to take this year’s presentation to the heart of Italy. After all the shows in Paris, Fendi made the splash quite literally when it was revealed that the venue for this year’s show was at the Trevi Fountain in Rome. The newly renovated tourist destination was turned into a runway. With the glass walkway in place, the models—headed by Kendall Jenner—were dressed in the finest fairytale couture and looked like they were walking on water. Everything about it was truly and utterly magical. Sigh. And that’s not all, we hear Fendi chartered first class flights to transport the guests to Italia.