As Haute Couture Fashion Week hits Paris, we handpick the fabulous style and celebrity highlights straight from SS14's shows
And as this fabulous week continues, we bring you the most spellbinding pictures from each fashion house’s catwalk, backstage and beyond.
Using femininity as its main jump-off point, Elie Saab’s spring/summer collection pulls together classic curve-enhancing cuts and pretty hues.
Adding a slice of vintage into the mix with his cute cuts and shimmering embellishments, Elie Saab’s gowns aim to romanticise the modern woman.
Elie Saab’s floating skirts have an effortless movement that’s highlighted further with blended colours and sweeping fabrics.
Elib Saab heads out from backstage to greet the impressed crowd at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Didit Hediprasetyo’s strapless figure-hugging dresses ooze elegance and are balanced by the fishtail at the bottom.
Mixing structured bodies with soft skirts Didit Hediprasetyo’s spring/summer collection stands out as wearable haute couture.
With impressive lines and dark colours Didit Hediprasetyo turns away from the traditional spring/summer colour palette.
Didit Hediprasetyo’s SS14 show stuns spectators with its bold structures and understated prints.
Didit Hediprasetyo walks out onto the runway to greet the crowd at his Paris Haute Couture Fashion show.
Zuhair Murad’s spring/summer collection embraces opulence with its layered fabrics and rich colours.
Texture replaces prints at Zuhair Murad’s Haute Couture show as layers of lace are used to create stunning ball gowns.
Zuhair Murad hasn’t shied away from plunging necklines and thigh-high splits in his spring/summer collection.
Added embroidery and embellishment sets Zuhair Murad’s spring/summer collection apart from others at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Zuhair Murad enjoys the success of his SS14 collection on the runway at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Ralph And Russo’s spring/summer collecton channels Parisian chic perfectly with elegant lines and simple accessories.
Unafraid to use bold colours Ralph And Russo focus on adding texture to their creations with layering and a mix of fabrics.
Embodying the spring/summer colour palette Ralph And Russo mix femininity with structure.
In a creation worthy of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Ralph and Russo present a spectacular ruffled wedding dress.
Tamara Ralph and Michael Russoat follow their SS14 collection down the runway hand in hand at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
In true Italian style, Valentino offers up an incredible show reflecting the drama and romance of its country’s famous theatres.
Creating dresses fit for the most glamorous events, Valentino’s spring/summer collection uses bold shapes and chiffon to create dazzling silhouettes.
On a backdrop of butterflies and hand-painted animals, over-sized skirts decorated with unique prints fill the runway.
Heavily embellished overcoats drape across models shoulders as they step across the magical scape.
Waterfall cuts painted with plants and florals feature in Valentino’s spring/summer collection.
Pretty butterfly embellishments are scattered across chiffon skirts and chest-panelling, reinforcing the romance of Valentino’s latest collection.
Weaving gold-bronze leaf onto their over-sized skirts, Valentino’s beautiful collection receives an incredibly warm reception.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli take a walk down the runway following their spring/summer collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Dita Von Teese’s signature burlesque style is used as inspiration in Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest collection.
Jean Paul Gaultier uses Dita Von Teese as his leading lady at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Dramatic feathered headpieces and waist-contouring corsets feature heavily in Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring/summer offering.
Opting for butterflies, similarly to his high-fashion peer Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier decorates his models with the pretty insects to add drama.
Throwing back to the 50s, Jean Paul Gaultier uses retro touches such as long leather gloves and super-skinny waists to reinforce the inspiration of the collection.
Ultra-glamorous make-up is painted onto each model, with their lips bold and sultry and their eyes smouldering with kohl.
Jean Paul Gaultier scatters pops of colour throughout his spring/summer collection, giving his latest creations a modern twist.
Fierce poses are pulled at the bottom of the runway, heightening the drama of the Jean Paul Gaultier’s Paris Fashion Week show.
Stephane Rolland’s tropical colour palette has us incredibly excited for spring right now.
Using sheer fabrics and beautiful, intricate embellishments, Stephane Rolland’s stand-out pieces are made totally unmistakable.
Sleek lines and thin layering give Stephane Rolland’s sartorial style a complete feminine overhaul.
Mixing zingy citrus colours with edgy detailing, Stephane Rolland’s spring/summer collection is surely going to be a hit.
Stephane Rolland dons a dapper suit to take his victory walk on the runway at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Olga Kurylenko works a stunning ivory bodycon dress as she heads to Valentino’s Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week.
Venezualan-born Oscar Carvallo’s rainbow palette make us sit up and take note of the coming season’s mysterious yet colourful trends.
Layered floating fabrics and black striped detailing makes for one mesmerising spring/summer collection from Oscar Carvallo.
Oscar Carvallo’s relaxed cuts and chiffon skirts get us seriously in the mood for a holiday. Glamorous beach wear at its couture best.
Bold embellishments are all part of Oscar Carvallo’s unique aesthetic. Teamed with striking colour combinations, this spring/summer collection is the stand-out set of the day.
Oscar Carvallo takes to the runway for a traditional lap, soaking up the opulence of Paris’ Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Vogue’s Anna Wintour hits Armani Prive’s spring/summer show in a chocolate brown croc coat at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Livia Giuggioli And Franca Sozzani team up in hues of soft pink and black at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Roberta Armani, part of one of fashion’s most respected families, opts for tailoring at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Anna Dello Russo amps up the glamour in an ivory white floor-length gown and furry pale pink coat at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Actress Tamsin Egerton keeps it chic and simple in a black jumpsuit for Armani Prive’s show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Vintage glamour maven Paloma Faith stuns in a bow-front maxi dress and soft golden curls at Armani Prive’s show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
A palette of soft purple weaved its way through Giorgio Armani Prive’s structured spring/summer collection.
Embellished boho waistcoats caught our eye on the catwalk at Armani Prive’s show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Two-tone skirts make a comeback and feminine structured jackets hold their place in Armani Prive’s spring/summer collection during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Delicate rhinestones and crystals are hand-sewn onto breath-taking gowns that are sure to be gracing the red carpet before we can say Giorgio Armani Prive.
Giorgio Armani takes a modest moment in the spotlight to lap up crowd applause after his stunning spring summer show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Kim Kardashian slips into an ivory silk jumpsuit and matching overcoat for Stephane Rolland’s haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week.
Kim Kardashian and Bianca Suarez wait in anticipation for Stephane Rolland’s haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week.
Gaia Weiss hits Stephane Rolland’s haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week.
Kayne West and Kim Kardashian step out together, taking in the couture fashion delights during Paris Fashion Week.
Paz Vega turns up in Paris for Stephane Rolland’s haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week.
Bianca Suarez and Rafael Amargo cosy up on the FROW at Stephane Rolland’s haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week.
Gaia Weiss, Kim Kardashian and Blanca Suarez take their seats on the FROW for Stephane Rolland’s haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week.
Stephane Rolland’s SS14 collection mesmerises the crowd with its sweeping fabrics and sunset hues.
Rich crimsons and bejewelled waistbands take centre stage at Julien Fournie’s spring/summer show.
Besides bold colours, Julien Fournie is sure to sprinkle some soft pastels and pretty metallics into her spring/summer collection.
Dropped waists and plush fabrics add fanciful finishes to Julien Fournie’s gorgeous collection.
Pastel metallics are having a fashion moment this season. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out on the high street for these beauties.
Heading backstage at Julien Fournie’s show, we got a glimpse of the designer himself checking over his dressed models.
And were left stunned when we saw the beautiful bold shapes about to treat the runway.
Inspired by vintage cuts and ultra-chic shapes, Julien Fournie’s drop dead gorgeous dresses have us waiting in anticipation for them to hit stores this spring.
Vionnet’s collection is charming, with subtle hues and sleek silks dominating the runway.
Using clever layering, Vionnet packs a sartorial punch this coming season.
Fresh colours and pretty chiffon overlays have us lusting for Vionnet’s spring/summer collection.
Monochrome is livened up with a sunny hit of orange in Vionnet’s colour-cool collection.
Clarisse Hieraix gives us all a lesson is classic tailoring at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Sticking to a simple colour wash of whites, greys and blacks, Clarisse Hieraix uses bold shapes to add extra drama to her collection.
Not afraid to use sheer fabrics and shocking cuts, Clarisse Hieraix is sure to be snapped up by the A-list partygoers who dare to bare.
Maximising the female silhouette, Clarisse Hieraix makes sure to accentuate every part of the body with dramatic detailing.
Cara Delevingne stars as Karl Lagerfeld’s stunning leading lady, both opening and closing the SS14 couture show in Paris with a little help from the creative director’s godson. This role of honour cements Cara’s supermodel status once again.
In Paris’s Grand Palais, Chanel Couture’s catwalk begins with feathers and frills of glistening embellishments, plus a hit of tulle fabrics, giving an ethereal feel to the entire show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2014.
Hues of soft pastels and futuristic metallics hit the runway, entwined with chic tweed fabrics during Chanel Couture’s SS14 show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2014.
Midriffs take centre stage as Chanel Couture’s layered two-pieces cut across the body, setting a new style trend for spring/summer this year.
Flowing frocks in pastel metallics glide along the Grand Palais’ runway, heightening the futuristic femininity of Chanel Couture’s SS14 show.
Iridescent feathers decorate mini dresses and a pair of boucle wool trainers is worn with every look. Now this is one high-fashion trend we will be taking and turning into an everyday staple, thanks Karl…
Over-sized florals bring Chanel’s Couture collection into the sunny season ahead, mixing chic hues of off-white, rose and lavender together for the ultimate ladylike colour mix.
Chanel’s high-end craftwork and signature finishings may be one of their largest selling points, but Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t believe in taking the fun out of high fashion. The creative director proves this point by arming models with crystal encrusted knee and elbow pads to match.
Lady Gaga stays true to her eccentric style, stepping out in a monochrome jumpsuit, sky high heels and plaited silver dreadlocks as she hits the French capital during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Lady Gaga’s never one to just step into a car and silently leave is she? The pop star was pictured pulling her best growl as she slid into her private car outside her hotel in Paris. We wouldn’t expect anything less.
Style maven Kate Bosworth flies across the pond to ensure she doesn’t miss a moment of the French fashion action, stylishly stepping out for Christian Dior’s SS14 show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Chanel bag and boyfriend in tow, Kate Bosworth accessorises the best way she knows how for Christian Dior’s SS14 show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Anna Dello Russo brings a sprinkling of spring to France, wearing a rainbow and sun embellished coat and a furry pastel hat at Christian Dior’s SS14 show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Chinese actress Ni Ni is among the stars hitting France for the hotly anticipated Christian Dior’s SS14 show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Christian Dior’s creative director Raf Simons takes a well deserved walk on the runway following his glorious Christian Dior collection reveal at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2014.
Sticking to a soft, feminine colour palette, Christian Dior plays with layered textures and flowing cuts as part of its SS14 show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2014.
The mullet hem is back this spring, with Christian Dior Couture accentuating the cut on last year’s style. Think over-sized and embellished this coming season.
Kick-out two-pieces also make a comeback in spring, with A-line skirts and cute crops bringing out the luxe label’s playful side.
Navy and ivory may be associated with nautical, but Christian Dior Couture’s spin on the colour palette results in pretty layered frocks in fabulous chemise-style sheaths.
Circular disc patterns are perfectly cut into many of Christian Dior Couture’s spring summer pieces. Could this detailing replace print next season?
Introducing a welcome hit of colour, Christian Dior Couture works red discs onto its sleek and sumptuous slip dresses.
Sleek tailoring naturally holds its place as part of Christian Dior Couture’s latest collection, but the brand brings a modern twist to its sartorial two-pieces, pairing them all with metallic brogues.
Crafting a bold silhouette from structured materials, Christian Dior Couture is amping up the glamour once again. Expect to see these deluxe cuts gracing the A-list party circuit.
Christian Dior’s spring/summer collection introduces the sack dress back into the brand’s repertoire, keeping it neat and chic with overlays and crisp colours.
Steering clear of sparkling rhinestones, Christian Dior Couture opted for subtle embellishments and embroidered patterns which made for chic and pretty party pieces.
Full length frocks may not have been the order of the day but that didn’t stop Christian Dior Couture walking a handful of breath-taking gowns, billowing with volume, down its catwalk.
The Christian Dior Couture disc-print will be the most coveted circle in fashion this spring, mark our words…
Atelier Versace’s designer Donatella takes part in the fashion week tradition of treading the runway after her haute couture show.
Showcasing draped headwear, soft pastels and rich embellishments, Lindsey Wixson models Atelier Versace’s spring/summer collection which utterly exudes glamour.
Oversized collars and luxe fabrics feature heavily in Atelier Versace’s creations.
Atelier Versace sticks to its winning combination of sleek fits and flesh-baring cut-outs.
Lady Gaga, the face of Atelier Versace, makes a grand appearance in a floor-legnth draped gown as she’s greeted by Donatella and escorted to the FROW.
Editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, steps out in Paris to see the Atelier Versace opening show.
Models cut slender silhouettes in sheer fabrics and slinky hoods backstage at Atelier Versace’s spring/summer show.
Tight buns, bold eyes and buttery lips are all part of Atelier Versace’s spring/summer aesthetic.
Donatella’s pastel colour palette gives Atelier Versace’s seasonal collection a serene, soft edge.
Bejewelled headscarves add an extra spray of glamour to Atelier Versace’s catwalk.
Satin accessories, dramatic make-up and reams of flawless skin open Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in style.
Atelier Versace’s spring/summer aesthetic mixes glamour with mystery, using different types of draping to create bold silhouettes.
Reworking the classic fishtail, Atelier Versace’s red carpet attire packs serious punch.
Throwing in some signature colour, Atelier Versace mixes its pastel colour palette up with bold neons.
Plunging necklines amp up the glamour during Atelier Versace’s runway show.
Models pose backstage before they hit the runway for Atelier Versace’s Spring Summer 2014 show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Adding allure and drama, shimmering fabrics drape their way across the Atelier Versace models’ bodies.
On her mission to create the “elegance and power of the contemporary goddess”, Donatella decorates her models with oversized accessories.
Make-up takes a maxed-out approach, with dramatic eyes and sculpted blusher framing model faces.
Adding power and opulence to her floor-length pieces with light-reflecting fabric, you’ll be sure to see Atelier Versace’s creations twinkling in front of the flashbulbs next awards season.