Paris Haute Couture Week: AW14

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week will see the Autumn/Winter collections from the likes of Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Giorgio Armani Privé, Schiaparelli, Versace and Valentino hit the runways.

Paris Haute Couture Week
Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week will see the Autumn/Winter collections from the likes of Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Giorgio Armani Privé, Schiaparelli, Versace and Valentino hit the runways.

Newlyweds Oliva Palermo and Johannes Huebl were among a slew of VIP guests that glittered the front row at the Valentino Couture show in Paris. The couple was in a state of wonderment as Valentino's highly-anticipated gowns glided down the catwalk. Who wouldn't be?

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

As Couture Week takes over Paris, the most elite fashion houses of the world put their couture designs on display in incredibly opulent performances that show the beauty and hard work that goes into creating every couture garment by hand. As the Paris Couture shows continue. we'll be bringing you the most spellbinding pictures from each fashion house's catwalk, backstage and beyond.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

As Couture Week takes over Paris, the most elite fashion houses of the world put their couture designs on display in incredibly opulent performances that show the beauty and hard work that goes into creating every couture garment by hand. As the Paris Couture shows continue. we'll be bringing you the most spellbinding pictures from each fashion house's catwalk, backstage and beyond.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Emma Watson looked lovely in lace. The young actress attended the Valentino Couture show in Paris wearing an intricately woven, midriff-baring Valentino co-ord outfit with a BLK DNM leather jacket on top.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

After spending her pre-wedding day at Valentino's Parisian Maison, it's no surprise that Kim Kardashian was at the couture event to show her support for the designer.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Fashion darling Miroslava Duma has been hitting the couture shows in some of her best outfits. We should all be taking note.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Valentino went completely sheer for a number of gowns, adding a delicate touch to the couture catwalk looks. 

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

The pristine garments that graced the runway featured new prints and textures in the classic shapes Valentino is known for.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Valentino is one of those designers who doesn't have to stray too far from his norm to create magnificence. The signature Valentino Couture silhouette was in abundance, but that didn't dampen the excitement and freshness throughout the show.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Though she's a model, Alexandra Richards did not grace the Valentino Couture catwalks, Instead she sat in the front row and had the pleasure of watching her fabulous model compatriots strut their stuff in some of the most elegant garments in the world.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Gaultier is known for pushing boundaries and thinking of new ways to show his couture creations. He invited 60 year-old model Catherine Loewe to take a turn down the catwalk. She may have taken a little tumble, but she managed to finish with grace.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Gaultier went for gold - chain, that is. The debut of the Frenchman's latest outlandish designs has always been a highlight of Couture Week in Paris.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

The highlight of the Gaultier Couture show was when Conchita Wurst appeared on the catwalk as a black bride. Brilliant.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Lindsey Wixon has been all over Couture Week, and in bright pink at the Elie Saab Couture show.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

We're in absolute awe of Elie Saab's intricately embroidered couture creations. And they're all constructed by hand.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

And if the embroidery wasn't enough to make your jaw drop, how about this gown, covered in floral jacquard?

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

After the couture show in Paris, we got the full effect of the lavish gowns Elie Saab created, from backstage.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

The final Elie Saab couture look was totally to die for. How much would you love to get married in that?

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

We'll never see a snap of Martin Margiela mingling with his guests, but we were quite satisfied to see these lovely ladies in the Maison's Artisanal line front row. Blogger Hanneli Mustaparta and DJ Leigh Lezark looked ravishing as they sat together to watch the show in contrasting looks.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Maison Martin Margiela's Artisanal collection was an eclectic mix of colour and texture. The models' masks were also a visual treat.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Each catwalk look built upon the last as if the whole show were an excerpt from Margiela's incredible stream of conciousness.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Giorgio Armani and Chloë Grace Moretz embrace as the Armani Privé show gets underway. The young starlet watched in amazement as the extraordinary couture looks hit the catwalk. 



Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

FROW regular Kate Hudson looked divine in Armani co-ords at the Armani Privé show in Paris. During Couture week, there are a few faces we expect to see, but we're always happily surprised to see what dazzling looks these fashion stars don in honour of the designers they are in Paris to support.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Pink looked perfectly poised at the Armani Privé show in Paris. During Couture Week, stars try out new and exciting looks. Pink went for a toned down, glamourous style that glistened with embellishment.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Silver screen legend Sophia Loren attended the Armani Privé show in Paris to support friend and fellow Italian, Giorgio Armani.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Each Armani Privé catwalk show is more surprising than the last. The wild creations that hit the runway this year were enchanting and bold.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

The Armani Privé collections are always an excuse for Giorgio Armani to fulfil fantasies and create garments that are out of this world, but draw upon history or even previous collections.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

It is said that this Armani Privé collection is heavily influenced by a collection Armani designed nearly 25 years ago that calls upon Japanese Kabuki theatre.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Paris Haute Couture Week

Whether or not you're a fan of Kristen's latest hairstyle, you have to admit that she aced summer make-up at Paris Couture Fashion Week. Switching her usual heavy black kohl for brown shadow and matching liner was a nice summer touch compared to her usual grungy style.
 

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Kristen Stewart's new hair was paired with a white Chanel ensemble from the cruise collection, which Karl Lagerfeld showed in Dubai. The look draws on Middle Eastern influence.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Kristen Stewart and Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson pose for the camera in the bright white Chanel Couture show space in Paris.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week
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Kendall Jenner made her couture catwalk debut for Chanel at the Paris show. The tartan-clad member of the Kardashian clan strutted down the runway, looking fierce.



Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week
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The Chanel couture show featured opulent and lavish looks, heavy on embroidery and finery to highlight the exquisite detail that goes into every couture garment.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week
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Lagerfeld chose to also emphasise silhouettes by using structured dresses with swooping hiplines. 

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week
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Chanel's signature quilting was also abundant in the collection. This suit paired the classic fabric with modern structuring.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week
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King Karl took a stroll down the runway arm-in-arm with a model who was seven months pregnant in a regal white gown.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week
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Anna Dello Russo looked elegant and feminine in a chiffon frock. Her gown complemented the bright interior of the show space.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week
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Alice Dellal went for a pair of dainty petal pushers. The rocker model looked ditched her punk attire for a more mature and demure look.

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week

Paris Haute Couture Week
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Fashion fan Jared Leto let his hair down at the Chanel Couture show. His ombre locks matched his beige trousers and boots.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Couture Fashion Week

Dior poster girl Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning as she walked the white carpet up to the Dior couture show in Paris. The young actress wore a white Dior dress that matched the white orchid-walled set of the haute couture presentation.



Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Couture Fashion Week

Emma Watson hopped across the Channel to watch the Dior couture show in Paris. She turned up in an elegant navy frock that demonstrated Dior creative director Raf Simons' knack for creating unusual silhouettes.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Couture Fashion Week

And Dior favourite Marion Cotillard was on fine form in a fitted frock as she enjoyed some rays of sun before the haute couture show commenced.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Couture Fashion Week

English actress Rosamund Pike was also in attendance, wearing a powder pink coat and Dior's famed pearl earrings from SS14. 

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Couture Fashion Week

Anna Dello Russo's heels were so high, she needed a helping hand to descend the steps to the Dior haute couture show.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week