Paris Couture Week

All the latest news, photos and more from the Parisian fashion events of Couture Week

The best looks from Paris Couture Week

The runways of Paris are lit up with wonderful couture creations from the world's leading fashion designers - click on the photo to see the best of Paris Couture Week so far.    

Elie Saab has serious awards' season appeal with fairytale frocks

Elie Saab is the undisputed king of the red carpet, having dressed hundreds of A-listers in his ladylike, glamorous creations. So it's no surprise that the man with serious awards' season appeal isn't...

Gothic beauty Cara Delevingne takes Chanel show by storm

2012 was a fantastic year for Cara Delevingne, who was crowned Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. But proving that her success is far from a flash in the pan, the 20-year-old is continuing...

Valentino draws elegant line under French capital's couture extravaganza

Eschewing the glitz and glam that have saturated other shows in the last few days, Valentino closed Paris’ couture extravaganza in refreshingly simple style. With new power couple Kanye West and...

Franck Sorbier's high-tech fashion fairytale

Franck Sorbier reached for the high-tech future of fashion to retell a dark 17th century French fairytale on Wednesday. The French designer used gorgeous visual effects to recount Donkeyskin, a story...

Kim and Kanye pick up wedding dress inspiration

They have only been dating for a few months. But Kim Kardashian may well have picked up a few wedding dress ideas at Paris Couture Week should Kanye West pop the question. The couple were spotted eyeing a...

Amy lives on at Jean-Paul Gaultier

Jean-Paul Gaultier rewound to his reputation as the enfant terrible of fashion with an haute couture homage to a tragic soul rebel. His spring-summer collection was dedicated to Amy...

Elegant Elie: Fairytale frocks from the king of Oscars fashion

Elie Saab’s lavish show was a natural choice for stars weighing up their options for the Oscars. Taking notes from the front row was The Artist star Berenice Bejo, who is up for Best Supporting...

Ecstatic Jessica Chastain finds out about Oscar nomination at Armani Privé

Rising star Jessica Chastain receives an ovation on discovering she's an Oscar nominee. Cheers broke out at the Armani Prive show in Paris when the phone call came from across the Atlantic. Seated between...

Fasten your Chanel seatbelts: Sky's the limit for Karl Lagerfeld

The fashion world was taken on a flight of fancy aboard an Air Chanel aeroplane on Tuesday, piloted by designer Karl Lagerfeld. Famed for his creative and envelope-pushing sets, the German genius...

Dior's x-ray vision and pomp and splendour at Giambattista Valli

"It's meant to be x-ray Dior," said acting creative director Bill Gaytten after the show. "All the structure of iconic Dior, thanks to lots of fittings, but all of it see-through."...

Seventies soul divas Sister Sledge and co bring disco to the catwalk

With a little help from some of the most iconic disco queens in history, fashion house Etam launched their new collection at Paris Couture Week. Soul divas Sister Sledge, Chaka Khan, Grace Jones, Gloria...

'The world needs glamour:' Versace's glittering couture comeback

Donatella has gone back to basics, Versace basics that is. "The world needs glamour, and I missed couture," she said, explaining the decision to go back to the high end of the...



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