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Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Major Highlights at the Event

Twice a year, Paris transforms into the epicenter of high fashion and this year is no different with the arrival of Paris Haute Couture Week 2024. Unlike ready-to-wear fashion weeks showcasing more commercial collections, haute couture represents the pinnacle of made-to-order craftsmanship. And this January, designers gave us a glimpse into the future of fashion alongside nods to the industry’s storied past.

Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture of a model walking the runway

The exclusivity and artistry of haute couture make the shows a spectacle unlike any other. Haute couture garments are made carefully by hand. Moreso, they often require hundreds of hours of intricate embroidery, beading, and seam work done by ateliers. And for 2024, this show brought the creme de la creme of the industries as we saw stars like Rihanna and the Kardashian Jenners take up front seats at some of the shows. So, if you were busy and missed out on the week, this post covers all the highlights, glitz, and awe-worthy moments of the haute couture SS24.

Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: A Glimpse into the Pinnacle of High Fashion

Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture showing several models strutting their stuff on the runway

Haute couture represents the very pinnacle of French style and savoir-faire. Such is its exclusivity, that only a handful of houses are granted membership by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode each year. Naturally, only the best designers take the runway but it also represents a chance to celebrate the mastery of skill that goes into each one-of-a-kind creation and the poetry of fashion. Also, when it comes to the designs, the prices set for them reflect the time that goes into making each of these garments solely made for the world’s biggest fashion clients.

Celebrities at the Paris Haute Couture Week 2024

Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture showing Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner at the event

As usual, the biggest names in the industry jetted to the city of love for its iconic haute couture fashion week. These celebrities announced their presence with their stunning looks and designer pieces that rivaled the models on the runway. From Jennifer Lopez to Zendaya, Rihanna, and the ladies of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, we had our fill of stars showing the French they understand how to play the game of fashion. Here’s a look at how they turned up:

Picture showing Kat Graham looking stunning in an all black ensemble for the event
Picture a gorgeous celeb in a shimmery crop top and skirt for the event
Picture showing Kylie Jenner accompanied by Stormi webster  in their stunning black gown with faux fur
Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture showing Rihanna in a stunning balck dior ensemble
Picture of Natalie Portman in a tuxedo look for the  event
Picture former Gossip girl star looking stunning for the event
Picture showing Jennifer Lopez in a white ruffled feather coat at the event
Picture shows a star looking gorgeous in a velevet suit
Picture showing Zendaya at the steps of the Paris Haute Couture Week 2024 in a stunning black gown and train
Picture showing a star an all white  ensemble of the event
Picture showing Naomi Campbell sitting at the front of the event

Major Highlights at Paris Haute Couture Week 2024

Picture showing Roberts Wun collection at the fashion show

No fashion season comes without its drama. For Paris haute couture 2024, jaws dropped when Designer Robert Wun debuted a horror-inspired collection at the event. Known for his fearless imagination, Wun took things to another level by showcasing a gory collection that culminated in one grand lineup of pieces splashed with fake blood, umbrellas hats, talon manicures, and more.

Another major highlight was during the Schiaparelli show when a model walked in with a robot baby covered in motherboards and microchips. It was the least expected sight but perhaps, the brand was trying to convey a message about AI.

Picture of a model walking the runway with an AI baby at the Schiaparelli show
Picture showing  a model in a white gown with veil and covered with blood for the Robert Wun show

Best Street Style Moment at the Paris Haute Couture Week 2024

Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture of an attendee rocking a a beautiful top with bow designs and  stockings to match

Even after the event has ended, the street style fits from the fashion week is one we won’t forget in a hurry.  It was a week of fabulous designs, street-style standouts, and opulent afterparties.  As a fashion enthusiast, feel free to recreate all the gorgeous looks and avant-garde designs that rocked our screens this week.

From our favorite fashion moguls donning Dior to Schiaparelli’s bevy of stars sitting front row, here are just a few of our favourite street-style looks from this season:

Paris Haute Couture Week 2024:  Picture of a girl rocking a unique street style wear at the event.
Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture of an attendee layering it  up for the show
Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture of a n attendee in a blue ensemble with accessories to match
Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture showing an attendee in a  multicolored top and skirt for the event
Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture of an attendee looking chic in a gorgeous black coat
Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture showing an attendee in a cute red top for the event
Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture of an attendee looking good in a  suit and glasses for the event
Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture of an attendee in a pink gown and and faur fur to match for the event
Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: Picture of an attendee in a stylish white top and  trouser for the event

Best Runway Moments During Paris Haute Couture Week 2024

Picture of a  model at the runway

Maison Margiela

Picture of  model for the Maison Margiela show at the event

Maison Margiela made magic at the haute couture week. The brand showcased breathtaking designs that paid an ode to the Cortes and corseted boys of the Parisian underground. Also, the iconoclastic, avant-garde fashion house concocted new fabrications and methods of manipulating striped fabric to become a block color. 

Picture showing a model in a stunning design for the Maison Margiela show

The brand went all out with its pieces.

Fendi

Picture of a model in a gorgeous white gown for the Fendi show

Fendi offered a captivating blend of minimalist futurism and homage to the legendary Karl Lagerfeld. 

Picture of a model on the runway in a gorgeous black gown for the Fendi show

The brand delivered a memorable futurist collection — with frothing, organic fringing, etc. — that revered the past and embraced forward-thinking fashion elements.

Schiaparelli

Picture showing a model in a gorgeous design for the Schiaparelli show

Marking the start of a new season of haute couture, Creative Director Daniel Roseberry kicked off Paris Couture Week’s schedule with a collection of extraterrestrial elegance aptly dubbed ‘Schiaparalien’.

Picture  showing a model on the runway with a gorgeous design for the Schiaparelli show

The collection was a stunning depiction of Schiaparelli’s glamorous frivolity and exaggerated silhouettes, reimagined for contemporary age.

Dior 

Picture showing several models on the runway for Dior show

Dior’s couture show at Paris’ Musee Rodin wove an intricate Ottoman tapestry for spring.

Picture showing a model in a stunning brown gown for the Dior runway

It began with an understated yet powerful beige trench, worn with the large collar draping over a bare torso and complemented by a raw pearl double choker reminiscent of teeth. These details added a subtle intricacy to the pieces.

Valentino

Picture showing a model in dressed in rose flowers for the Valentino show

At the runway show for Valentino’s spring 2024 couture collection dubbed “Le Salon,” we saw gorgeous models glide down a purple spiral staircase in the brand’s Place Vendôme atelier. They wore a sea of colorful gowns, suits, and separates for all genders.

Picture showing a model in a stunning creation  for the Valentino show

Also, the models were draped in slinky turquoise dresses, rose-red capes, topaz blazers, saffron shirts, mandarin dresses, and a frenzy of textures brought to life by the couturiers’ techniques and embellishments.

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Robert Wun at Paris Haute Couture Week 2024

Picture of a model  on the runway for Robert Wun for Paris Haute Couture Week 2024

Robert Wun proved without a doubt that he could make a statement from the stunt he pulled at the fashion week.

Picture of a model in a painted face and a mask for the Robert Wun show  at Paris Haute Couture Week 2024

According to his interview with WWD, he likened his creative process to journaling, so what we saw on the runway was a peek at the workings of his mind.

Ashi Studio Haute Couture SS24

Picture showing a model looking stunning in a  gorgeous gown for the Ashi collection at the runway

Last season, Mohammed Ashi became the first Saudi Arabian designer to feature in the official schedule at Paris Couture Week. This season marks his second high fashion presentation. 

Picture showing a model looking  stunning in a  velvet strapless gown for the Ashi collection at the event

And this year, the brand came with a bang. Ashi weaves a deeply personal story through geometric gowns, contrasting them with enveloping coats and cascading dresses in tactile materials like brushed mohair and delicate lace.

Gaurav Gupta Haute Couture SS24

Picture of a model in beautiful black two piece with fluffy sleeves for the Gaurav Gupta  collection

The brand dubbed their collection “Aarohanam” after the notion of an ascending scale in Indian music.  

Picture of a model rocking a gown with gold hand-crafted bralette for the Gaurav Gupta  collection

Gupta combined the futuristic pleated and lifted sculptural pieces it is best known for with a newer direction. 

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Peet Dullaert Haute Couture SS24

Picture of a model rocking PEET DULLAERT stunning black gown  on the runway

For his first show on the official calendar, the Dutch designer used small details to play with shape and volume.

Picture of a model in a top and black  trouser for the PEET DULLAERT collection

Dullaert made it clear that his collection was about the body of all shapes and sizes and he played with proportions to expose it in new ways.

Aelis Haute Couture SS24

Picture of a model in sheer gown for the AELIS Haute  Couture  SS24

For a brand like Aelis, debuting a new haute couture line in Paris would involve hosting an exclusive fashion show event.

Picture of  another model in a sheer gown for the AELIS Haute  Couture  SS24

The show featured models wearing intricate, hand-crafted gowns and tailoring in rich fabrics like silk, lace, and chiffon.

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Paris Haute Couture Week 2024: A Spectacular Memory To Relive

Picture of a model rocking the runway  in a beautiful black gown for the event

These dazzling shows may seem distant from everyday life. Yet each year the trends and techniques debuted on the haute couture runways trickle down to influence mainstream fast fashion collections. Haute couture represents fashion at its most imaginative and skillfully executed, even if only glimpsed from the sidelines by most admirers.

This January, Paris opened the doors to these spectacular flights of fashion fancy and offered inspiration to dreamers worldwide. What we covered in this post is a fraction of the entire event. Visit Paris Fashion Week’s official website to feast your eyes on all the hand-crafted collections that ruled the runway

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