There are few events in the annual fashion calendar that spark a level of excitement quite like Paris Couture Week. One of the most iconic events in the fashion industry, Fall/Winter Haute Couture Week 23—2024, kicked off in Paris on July 3. The show highlighted the finest creations from renowned fashion houses, setting the stage for the upcoming season’s trends and styles. The show began with Schiaparelli showcasing their most—awaited collection, and setting the tone for the rest of the week.
Schiaparelli haute couture gown from Paris Couture Week
Despite the current turmoil in France as a result of protests, Paris is still fulfilling its fashion hub duties. Occurring just twice a year in the French capital, Paris Couture Week presents the street style set with the opportunity to hop on the hottest trends and go all out.
In the previous season, Daniel Roseberry caused a stir online with his faux taxidermy creation for Schiaparelli. Doja Cat also made headlines by adorning herself with 30,000 red Swarovski crystals and capturing everyone’s attention.
In this edition of Couture Week 23—2024, we will experience thoughtful creations from renowned fashion houses including Dior, Thom Browne, Chanel, Valentino, Gaurav Gupta, and Rahul Mishra among others.
Actress Thuso Mbedu in a Dior gown
Rapper Cardi B in Thom Browne
Extravagant haute creations took centre stage on the runway, but not to worry, the Paris pavements also got the VIP treatment. Determined to embellish the streets with flair and panache, guests consistently brought their style A-game at this year’s event.
We take a look at some of Paris Fashion Week’s most breathtaking fashion moments.
Iris Van Herpen