Couture Spring 2016’s Highlights: Chanel, Givenchy and More

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It was a heady week in Paris, with an extravagant (as usual) show from Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel to an exquisitely delicate showing (as usual) by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino. Here, the highlights.


Atelier Versace Spring 2016

A break from the body con red carpet gowns we are so familiar with, Donatella Versace gave us “athletic couture” and this is the ultimate power suit.


Atelier Versace Spring 2016

The bomber jacket is the perfect sportswear solution to dress down a haute couture mini!


Atelier Versace Spring 2016

Held together by Swarovski straps this dress leaves little to the imagination!


Schiaparelli Couture Spring 2016 Sometimes the most simple dress can make the most impact. Case and point: this draped chiffon dress at Schiaparelli accented with the houses signature surrealist jewelry.


Schiaparelli Couture Spring 2016 A pleated chiffon dress topped with a wicker-like gilet turns a simple detail into the unexpected.


Christian Dior Couture Spring 2016 Contemporary couture – the house of Dior gives a youthful spin to the line-up.


Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2016 Celebrating his 10 years in the business, Giamba did what he does best: romantic feminine florals.


Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2016 Endless, endless, endless layers of tulle – what couture dreams are made of.


Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2016 Endless, endless, endless layers of tulle – what couture dreams are made of.


Chanel Couture Spring 2016 The most modern of brides – the Chanel couture bride sporting fashion’s perennial staple, the bomber jacket.


Chanel Couture Spring 2016 A fantastic mixture of materials (wood shavings, chiffon, appliqué flowers) pared with over-the-top sleeves makes this look a standout at Chanel.


Armani Prive Spring 2016 An ideal balance between feeling retro and modern at the same time, this tiered beaded gown feels red carpet-ready for award season.


Maison Margiela Couture Spring 2016

A seemingly classic coat gets the couture treatment.


Maison Margiela Couture Spring 2016

A deconstructed take on the bomber jacket trend.


Elie Saab Couture Spring 2016

To the Ellie Saab bride, bigger is, of course, definitely better.


Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2016

At Gaultier, you can expect effortless evening, but also something like this pinstripe silk bomber, which brilliantly dresses down a silver sequin gown.


Valentino Couture Spring 2016 The handwork on this skirt makes this look exquisitely extravagant.


Valentino Couture Spring 2016 Couture week ended on a high note at Valentino where the models practically floated across the flower petal covered floor in the most ethereal of gowns. This delicate velvet gown highlights the influence of the late designer Mariano Fortuny on the collection.


Givenchy Couture Spring 2016 A floor-length sequin dress has never looked more modern then it did on the Givenchy runway thanks to cool cut outs and croc linings.