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WATCH: Dior, Chanel and Armani live at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week showcases the best of design with a mixture of live shows and streamed events.

After 14 months of socially distanced virtual fashion shows, Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week has brought in-person runway events back.

The highest category of fashion, Haute Couture displays one-of-a-kind garments handcrafted by teams of skilled artisans. Many of the designs take weeks or even months to complete.

Dior, Chanel, Armani and Balenciaga are amongst the fashion houses hosting in-person events this week.

Dior

On day one, Dior’s runway collection showcased texture, tactility and craftsmanship.

Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her second collection of the year in the gardens of the Musèe Rodin in front of a mural of delicate embroidery.

Dior’s haute couture collection featured voluminous tweed capes and matching caps, intricate floral silk prints, hand-braided evening gowns and cropped velvet jackets. Pleats also featured heavily, particularly on Dior dresses.

Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Makeup, Peter Philips worked alongside esteemed hair stylist Guido Palau to craft a look that was both bold and sleek. Phillips combined upside-down winged eyeliner with a deep navy shadow for dramatic eyes. He kept the skin clean and barely dusted the cheeks with blush. Guido crafted a unique hairstyle for each model, from sleek bobs to crisp clean braids. But the overall look was clean, polished and carefully curated.

Watch the show below:

Chanel

Chanel’s Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture show exuded optimistic romanticism. It was inspired by impressionist artists and a portrait of the fashion house’s founder Gabrielle Chanel.

“It was when I rediscovered these portraits of Gabrielle Chanel dressed up in black or white 1880s-style dresses, that I immediately thought about tableaux works by Berthe Morisot, Marie Laurencin and Édouard Manet,” Chanel creative director Virginie Viard said of the collection.

“There are impressionist-inspired dresses, skirts that look like paintings and a long white satin dress punctuated with black bows like Morisot’s.”

Watch the Chanel Paris Haute Couture runway show below:

Armani Prive

Giorgio Armani titled his Paris fashion collection Shine.

And shine it did. This collection was a sensory overload of silk organza, glittering Hollywood silhouettes, embellished evening gowns and soft sky blue.

Take a look below:

Spotted

Haute Couture often makes its way onto the red carpet, particularly at the Oscars and Golden Globes. So it’s no surprise that this Paris fashion week brought out the star power.

Among the celebrities spotted viewing the incredible fashion were Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom and model Cara Delevingne.

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