The shapes! The colors! The fabrics! The plumes! This was haute couture at its best. A brilliant show by Pier Paolo Piccoli for Valentino with a nod to the past this show was throughly modern. The oversized feather hats by Philip Treacy were possibly the most Instagrammed accessory of the week.
The bride wore pants and it was beautiful. Whether it was a nod to the conversation about female empowerment or not, the Chanel bride, in a waistcoat and trousers (and a feathered cape), felt particularly confident coming down the rose laden runway. Ahead of the bride, flower boy and runway regular Hudson Kroenig tossed petals and once again stole the show.
This was a particularly special couture collection for Alexandre Vaulter, who debuted his collaboration eyewear with Alain Mikli on the runway. Bold shoulders and futuristic frames dominated the show.
Nearly the entire Christian Dior Couture show was made up of black and white gowns, playing up the Surrealist theme of the collection.
Among the many fantastic fabrics (feathers, raffia and plastic among them) some of the most minimal looks on the runway made the most impact at Schiaparelli.
Pastels are always associated with spring but this beaded fringe shift at Armani Privé felt particularly airy.
In her debut couture collection for Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller, made her mark with fantastically feminine dresses and unexpected overcoats (feathers and latex among them).
Giambattista Valli's couture shows are always a sight to behold - this tiered finale gown (worn with flats, no less!) was a hit.
With the flash of a camera phone this trench took on new light - utilizing fabric technology this trench could be viewed in two ways. Subtle, in dark-colored fabric for day and technicolor for night!
There is never a dull moment during a RVDK couture show. Van der Kemp himself clearly loves what he does, and it translates not only to his clothing but also through the energy in the room during his presentations.
Coming off the high of dressing Meghan Markle for in her official engagement photos, Ralph & Russo presented a red-carpet worthy couture collection. With pop icon Kylie Minogue seated in the front row, one can only imagine that we'll be seeing a number of these gowns at this weekend's Grammy Awards and the upcoming Oscars ceremony.