So Haute: Couture's Most Breathtaking Accessories
"Head-to-toe" takes specifically strong meaning when referring to couture. And there's no skimping on style when these hats, bags, and heels hit the runway. From Schiaparelli's furry toppers to Dior's criss-cross satin stilts and Armani Privé's plumed evening bags, these ornate extras are anything but after-thoughts at the couture shows. And just as there is a wide range of colours, fabrics, and textures in the clothing, the accessories show a vast variety. While the edgier woman might be drawn to Iris van Herpen's tangled platform booties, ladylike dressers would lean toward the delicate jewelled minaudières Armani Privé used to add sparkle to the collection. See the best of the Fall 2013 Haute Couture accessories here in the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Jennifer Michalski