It may be safe to say that Valentino has “won” couture week. Not that it’s a competition, but the thought, consideration, and gorgeous handiwork throughout this collection is undeniable. In less capable hands, this lime green gown could have gone down a much different path, but it was a favorite of Pierpaolo Piccioli’s collection.
The final look of the Chanel couture shows is always the “Chanel Bride.” In recent seasons, Karl Lagerfeld has stepped away from classic bridal looks, instead opting to create dramatic options for today’s woman. In recent memory, the Chanel bride has worn pants, something blue, and, for this spring couture collection, she donned a couture swimsuit.
Clare Waight Keller has had quite a year, coming off dressing Meghan Markle for her wedding, and receiving the best womenswear designer of the year award at the British Fashion Awards in December. For her very elegant spring couture collection for Givenchy, and in this look in particular, she mixed strict tailoring with softness, or ‘flou,’ as the French call it.