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Paris Haute Couture Week 2023: Everything You Missed 

Just when we thought we were done getting major servings from the Paris Fashion Week menswear collection, Paris Haute Couture Week 2023 came with a bang. This goes on to show that the fashion industry merges art, craftsmanship, and innovation nonstop.

This annual extravaganza was held in the vibrant city of Paris, reaffirming the city’s status as the epicenter of the fashion universe. With its rich history and global influence, you can bet only top-tier collections graced the runway. 

A gorgeous model strutting her stuff on the runway at the Paris haute couture week 2023

The Haute Couture show is different from other fashion shows. This is because haute couture, which means “high sewing” or “high dressmaking” in French, represents luxury and stellar craftsmanship in the fashion industry. Unlike ready-to-wear collections, haute couture pieces are handcrafted, showcasing the exceptional skill and artistry of the designers. So, if you couldn’t follow up on this show, don’t fret.

You’ll find all the details that will satisfy your style appetite in this post. Keep reading.

Best Highlights from Paris Haute Couture Week 2023

Cardi B and her husband Offset looked stylish in their different fits for  Paris Haute Couture fashion show

For Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture 2023, models hit the runways in avant-garde, and over-the-top looks showcasing the collections from July 3 to July 6, 2023. Some of the best luxury designers in the industry from Schiaparelli to Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Balenciaga, Fendi, etc., gave us a good show with their handmade collections.

Cardi B rocks a stunning black dress at the fashion event

Furthermore, one of the major highlights of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2023 was Cardi B who turned up in different designer wears like the true star of the show. We can’t take away the fashion icon title from the Bronx rapper. She indeed served different looks that gave everything worth giving.

Feast your eyes on her best looks below at the fashion affair:

Cardi B turns up the heat with white dress during  paris haute couture week 2023
Cardi B rocks her stunning black dress without fur on the steps of Paris
Cardi B shows up draped in this designer wear for the fashion show
Stylish brows, choker and a gorgeous jumpsuit. Cardi B came prepared for Paris Haute  Couture Week 2023
A star draped in a gorgeous formal wear, Cardi B looked particularly gorgeous

How Other Celebrities Turned Up

Julia Fox looks gorgeous for the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture with a patterned dress

Even though Cardi B really stood out with all of her looks, we had celebs who also brought their A-game during Paris fashion week haute couture 2023.  From Camilla Cabello to Shakira, Rita Ora, Heidi Klum, etc., these stars stunned us with their outfits.

Here’s a rundown of their looks:

Camilla Cabello brought her A-game to the  Paris Haute Couture Week 2023 with her beautiful dress and gold shoes
Pretty in white was the perfect way to describe this gorgeous star at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture
Rita Ora takes it up a notch with this sheer dress at the  Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week  2023
Maisie Williams is the perfect picture of stunning with this beautiful artistic dress
This star shows why he's a fashion god with this cut out trousers and colorful coat
The ever radiant Hiedi Klum is a picture of gorgeousness at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture
Shakira makes a bold fashion statement with the strong message inscripted  on her white dress
The beautiful star rocked an eerily similar look to the Ankara print.

Stylish Runway Collections at Paris Haute Couture Week 2023

A model strut her stuff on the runway during  Paris Haute Couture Week 2023

Here are some of the best and most fashionable collections designers showcased at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture:

Christian Dior

Model for Christian Dior works the runway in an elegant simple white dress

One of the top brands in the fashion industry showcased its fall-winter collection at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture.

Model draped in a long white dress and coat for Christian Dior at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture

The Creative Director of the fashion house, Maria Grazia, wanted “apparent simplicity”. And the looks are a nod to mind-blowing hand-made one-off creations that define haute couture which gives quiet luxury a new meaning. 

Schiaparelli

Founded in 1927 by visionary Elsa Schiaparelli, the house has revolutionized fashion with its avant-garde pieces and daring designs. 

Model walks the runway for Elsa Schiaparelli at  the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture

The brand’s haute couture collection is a testament to how designers are constantly evolving to create more daring pieces for the industry.

Fendi Couture

Gorgeous Model wears nude dress for Fendi Couture as she walks the runway for Paris Haute Couture Week 2023

One of the most eagerly awaited shows of Fashion Week Haute Couture is undoubtedly that of Fendi. This brand is synonymous with Italian sophistication and luxury.

The gorgeous wine dress on this model for Fendi couture is representation of the brand's love for sophistication and luxury

For the 2023 Haute Couture presentation, it was truly about evening wear for Fendi. Simple, timeless, wearable, but also elegant. The peak of the haute couture is centered around unsurpassed craftsmanship which Fendi brought to the show.

Balenciaga

Balenciaga models were draped in gorgeous black dresses for the fashion house Paris haute couture week 2023 collection

The previous collections for Balenciaga were noted with extremely oversized tailoring against skin-tight bodysuits. However, the brand has now found a middle ground for its Paris Haute Couture Week 2023 collection

Another look at the stunning black dresses that defines Balenciaga for the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture

The collections are a re-imagination of a black gown designed by Cristobal Balenciaga.

 Chanel

Gorgeous elderly model stuns for Chanel in long black coat dress at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture 

If there’s anything you should learn from Chanel is that you have to be refined as a lady. I mean, who is a Chanel woman if not refined? This was certainly the case for the collections at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture show .

Shimmery dress and long fur coat  looks particularly good on this model as she walked for Chanel

The Creative Director, Virginie Viard, keeps it low-key, letting the dresses speak for themselves. The collection is defined as quintessential Chanel-feminine with subtle masculine codes; a pleasant combination of boldness and delicacy.

Giambattista Valli

Models for Giambattista Valli  poses up a storm backstage at the Paris haute couture week fashion show

It was a good week for Giambattista Valli. He not only unveiled his haute couture collection at the show but also launched his spanking new headquarters.

Valli’s collection showcased his models’ silky gowns with elaborate designs and full-blown-out designs. A modern take to contemporary romance.

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Mohammed Ashi at Paris Haute Couture Week 2023

Lady rocks stunning back dress for Mohammed Ashi at the fashion show

The Saudi designer made history this year as the first Gulf designer to present during the Paris Haute couture week fashion show. He joined the hallowed ranks of couture designers who also showcased during the event.

This stunning black model rocks a revealing stunning gown for Mohammed Ashi collection

Ashi drew inspiration from Patrick Süskind’s novel Perfume as his collection was an exploration of passion, obsession, and mystery. 

Sara Chraibi

Elegance is the perfect word that defines this designer collection.

Like the different collections showcased on the official calendar this summer,  the Moroccan designer kept her color muted and showed expert tailoring and embellishments instead.

Models are draped in gorgeous white coats on pantsuits strutting their stuff on the run way for the Paris Fashion week haute couture

Chraibi, who joined the Paris Haute Couture as a guest member breathes life into Morocco’s age-old craftsmanship techniques. The brand’s design ethos was on show on Thursday when she showcased her collection.

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Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture 2023

Iris Van Herpen’s collection is influenced by her love for architecture, obsession with the future, and innovation. Here, her concepts of fluidity, fragmentations, and shifting patterns are evident in her haute couture collection for 2023.

Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture features models dressed in artistic pieces

In her words to Vogue, she said:

“I wanted to bring the structural element of architecture in a very fluid way. I wanted the garments to live, move, and breathe.”

Most of her pieces showed how she merged her knack for innovation with her eye for tradition.

Julie De Libran at Paris Haute Couture Week 2023

Julie De Libran at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture depicts models in long shimmery dresses

Julie de Libran’s collection comprised some of her closest friends’ daughters and a set of young models for her haute couture défilé. The show held in the lush garden of her Paris apartment. 

Model rocks red dresses for Julie De Libran  at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture

The models were draped in expensive couture dresses. A way of celebrating the coming of age of a new generation of girls, who are becoming aware of their bodies and their power of seduction.

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture 2023: The Grandeur Never Ends

Model struts the runway in a beautiful white and green dress for the fashion show

The exciting thing about the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture is that the grandeur extends beyond the runway shows. The event encompasses a range of glamorous presentations, parties, and exhibitions that attract fashion lovers from around the globe. It remains an opportunity for designers to connect with potential clients and for fashion enthusiasts to witness the fusion of art, culture, and innovation.

But the designers who showcased aren’t limited to what we covered in this piece. Thankfully, Paris Fashion Week documented everything on its haute couture website. So if you’ll like to see more fashion trends from PFW23, check it out right away.

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