Perhaps the most prestigious week in the world of fashion is Paris Haute Couture Week, featuring only the best designers with meticulous attention to detail that's required to stage the most elaborate runway shows. Here are our eight favorite things that happened this season:
1. Vetements fake ID
In order to get into Demna Gvasalia's couture show, you'll need a fake ID! With this non-traditional type of invite, Vetements hinted on a very diverse range of models who would be walking down the runway.
2. Grannies on the runway
Models of all ages, races, and shapes graced the Vetements runway. Following their unique show invite, they made a bold statement about how fashion is for everyone.
3. Lily-Rose Depp closed the Chanel show
Karl Lagerfeld's shows are known to parade supermodels like the Hadid sisters and Kendall Jenner, but it's always a wonder as to who will close his shows. This spring, Lily-Rose Depp was given the honor of wrapping up Chanel's '80s-inspired collection in a "Glossier pink" bridal gown.
4. Maison Margiela's beauty look was a work of art
John Galliano has always been a visionary, and his recent collection is a testament to that. His haute couture show employed inspirations from the art scene. But what's most striking are his Picasso-esque beauty looks that fully underline the fact that fashion is art.
5. An Instagram model walked down the Paris runways.
American Instagram model Cara Taylor landed a spot in the Dior and Valentino shows this spring. This athletic beauty is definitely a rising model to watch, scoring modeling stints from Coach and Saint Laurent and even finding herself being photographed by Steven Meisel and Patrick Demarchelier
6. Viktor & Rolf used damaged fabrics.
Advocating sustainable fashion, Viktor & Rolf took damaged dresses and patched them up with luxury fabrics trimmed with gold. It's a nod to the Japanese art of kintsugi, where damaged ceramics are reassembled with metal alloys, thus bearing the message that what is broken is still beautiful.
7. Dior took a look back at its history.
Maria Grazia Chiuri's first haute couture show for Dior was inspired by the fashion house's history, specifically Christian Dior's 1950s Junon dress. Maria's dresses were made of transparent tulle in varying shades, all of which were individually pleated.
IMAGE Metropolitan Museum of Art
8. Carmen dell Orefice clossed the Guo Pei show.
The 85-year-old model closed Guo Pei's Legend collection. Carmen Dell Orefice, who's been modeling for 70 years now, came out on the runway in a fiery red embellished gown flanked by two gents.
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