Paris Couture Fashion Week: All the dreamiest gowns

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See all the action from the Spring 2018 Couture shows in Paris.

Paris Haute Couture week is in full swing and things are getting more glamorous by the second.

Bella Hadid, Elle Fanning and Alexa Chung turned up for a private Miu Miu dinner with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop.

Meanwhile, Brie Larson and Kirsten Dunst were front row to view the Rodarte Spring 2018 collection, and what a show it was. Set in a 16th-century cloister at Port-Royal Abbey, there was no better place to show off a collection that’s a nod to etherea beauty.

Models strode through the gardens in whimsical tulle and lace gowns embroidered with flowers and embellished with bows and ruffles – wearing baby’s breath floral crowns command the crowds.

Over at Proenza Schouler, asymmetry and corsetry were key focuses in the largely monochrome collection.

Of course, the anticipation for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s couture show for Christian Dior is at an all-time high, after the success that was the SS16 show, and this collection didn’t disappoint thanks to her signature corset dresses.

Last season at Chanel, more was more as Lily-Rose Depp and Kendall Jenner captivated in floor length evening gowns adorned in glitter, feather and ruffles. Fans of the classic ‘tailleur’ weren’t disappointed though, with the skirt suit given a pastel makeover. This time round, there were still ruffles, but of the structured and monochromatic variety, with ballgowns harking back to the 60s.

Shunning pastels for bold and colourful designs, this season Schiaparelli sent models down the runway in graphic prints in primary colours, letting us know being a wallflower is not an option come Spring.

Finally, romantic ballgowns have become a signature look for Ralph & Russo, and the last collection didn’t disappoint, with glittering ballerina dresses in sugar tones galore- though some show-stopping evening dresses in bold black and red were there to satisfy the most hardy fashionistas. We can’t wait to see what this season brings.

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