Well, if anyone knows how to celebrate in style, it's Mr Giorgio Armani. On Friday, the iconic designer's work was feted in front of one of the most star-studded and stylish crowds we've seen in a long time. With a long runway show displaying some of the best work he's created for his couture collection, Armani Privé, guests were dazzled by the sheer volume of pieces, and the details in them. Here, we've selected images of the best pieces on the runway, and a gallery of all the stars — including Leonardo DiCaprio, Coco Rocha, Carine Roitfeld and more — who came to check it out. Click through to see it all, or jump to the section you want.
When Dolce & Gabbana throw a party, two things are certain: the crowd will be fabulous, as will the clothing. And when the label closed Haute Couture Fashion Week with a Venetian bash at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta, the stakes were even higher. Fashion favorites like Caterina Murino, Paloma Faith, and Daisy Lowe — all pictured above — were on hand to celebrate, as were Karen Elson, Giovanna Battaglia, and Anna Dello Russo, who spared no detail for the Italian label's masquerade ball in celebration of the Alta Moda collection. The men of the hour, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, got particularly into the spirit, posing with guests in full matador and jester regalia, respectively. Click through to see all the outlandishly festive party garb!
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week showcased the true artistry of the fashion industry. Beautiful pieces of clothing paraded down the runways for us to feast our eyes on — and a lucky handful of celebrities were there to witness the fanfare firsthand. Unfortunately, all the glitz and glamour came to an end last week, so in honour we've got all the famous faces who sat front row. Click through for the best hair and makeup looks from celebrities like Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Palermo, and more.
While we love pouring over all the runway looks from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, we frequently find ourselves quieting a voyeur's urge to see just a little bit more or just a little bit closer. To satisfy ourselves, we scooped out the best shots from behind and most captivating close-ups that allow you to see the handcrafted details that go into making something couture. See our favourite shots in here!
While some couturiers found inspiration in the garden this season, Zuhair Murad turned his attention to the woods. His Fall 2013 Couture collection is called "Enchanted Forest," and the thoroughly decorated gowns and suits in it fit that description to a tee. The green beading of a long-sleeved cocktail dress perfectly telegraphed the moss that collects on tree trunks, and embroidered vines and branches stretched across more than a few gowns.
But while their inspiration might have been rustic, these dresses were sophisticated and undeniably glamorous. It stands to reason that more than a few of these pieces will make their way to the red carpet. Kristen Stewart, who's worn Murad in the past, sat front row when this collection was presented on Friday.
Good girls gone bad seemed to be the theme at Zuhair Murad, where models paired feminine hairstyles with edgy eyeliner. Mid-height buns with teased crowns gave way to piecey, face-framing bits of hair. But this ballerina-like hairstyle was offset by heavily lined eyes, which lent a rocker feel.
The look: Bare skin, heavily lined eyes, and tousled buns.
Who would wear it: Anyone wanting to show off both their sweet and sexy sides.
Colour scheme: Black on black.
Viktor & Rolf's highly anticipated return to Haute Couture was less of a show than an experience — though much less couldn’t be expected of a range that was halfway purchased by collectors before it even hit the runway.
In true dramatic fashion, the design duo staged a performance of sorts with an all-black collection that played on volume and movement. Letting the fabrics' cuts and seams do the heavy lifting, the styles ranged from easy-to-wear (by couture standards) shirtdresses to a full-length puffer coat, which may not keep you warm but would definitely make you haute. The varying silhouettes showed a range from day to evening, think: a collared sheath that defined easy elegance and a caped column destined to end up on the red carpet — that is, unless it was among the looks already purchased!
Couldn't make it to Couture? You didn't have to be seated in the front row to keep up with the latest in Haute style! This week, our favourite fashion insiders were reporting live from their phones. Sharing Instagrams from behind the scenes of coveted collections like Chanel Haute Couture, Atelier Versace, and Dior Haute Couture (just to name a few!), these snappers kept us in the know and up on all the buzz. Click through to see this week's best shots.
Paris Haute Couture Fall 2013 Fashion Week is almost over, and many stars have popped up in the City of Light to take part in the fashionable affair. Baz Luhrmann and his daughter Lillian had front row seats next to Anna Wintour at Valentino, Bradley Cooper linked up with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy for a Bulgari event, Kristen Stewart made appearances at multiple shows, and Rihanna made a cardigan look sexy before heading to Chanel. Click through to see all the stars at Paris Haute Couture so far!
Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2013 is all in the details, quite literally. With pieces that required upwards of 800 hours of handwork, this curiosity cabinet-inspired collection lends itself to a closer look. References ranged from coral branches to early Renaissance Madonnas as Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo brought uniquely Italian touches to the house's presentation. Gold overlaid lace and coral-embroidered gowns played off deceptively simple pieces like a camel dress-and-coat set and a rich red satin dress.
The dominant shape for day is a boldly rounded dolman shoulder over a narrower A-line body — cool enough for the It girls in the front row, but wearable enough for the more mature couture purchaser. And will Valentino's Hollywood fan base find dresses for every event? Yes, yes, and we have some suggestions if one needs help narrowing it down.