Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week S/S'19: Day two highlights
Including a regional designer's debut
After a successful first day of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, a plethora of luxury brands and designers followed on day two.
From Chanel's poolside getaway to Giambattista Valli's pouffe tulle gowns, Kaia Gerber's gorgeous look at Givenchy and a Middle Eastern designer's debut, we've rounded up our favourite looks from each show...
What you need to know: Welcome to Villa Chanel! Karl Lagerfeld (even though he wasn't there) delivered what might be his best collection yet in a picturesque setup that boasted strong Mediterranean vibes. Brimming with couture creations, models strutted the runway (or shall we say, walked poolside) in soft pastels that came in the form of full skirts, elongated dresses, embellished bodices and feathered dresses, complete with intricate details.
Beauty box: The gowns weren't the only dreamboats in the house, as the beauty looks were off-the-scale, too, with sky-high hairstyles, dramatic eyes and bold lips. The overall look was inspired by 18th-century romance and included a nod to Eighties style icons like David Bowie.
What you need to know: In typical Valli fashion, the designer gave us all the glitz and glam with a runway sparkled in Swarovski crystals. The Italian designer paid homage to French fashion with a range of crystal-embellished tops and miniskirts, black and white gowns and some sleek, short dresses, too.
A nod to Saint Laurent: According to WWD, the designer first looked at Yves Saint Laurent as a lead for his latest collection. "The starting point was a 1977 Helmut Newton photograph of models lounging in the couture salon of Yves Saint Laurent," and the fez hats were also inspired by the French label.
Giorgio Armani Privé
What you need to know: Giorgio Armani took over salons in the Hôtel d’Evreux to deliver his Spring/Summer '19 couture collection for his Privé line. The space may have been intimate, but the collection shouted richness and colour. Paying homage to Asia, and with a Jazz Age theme, models came out wearing beaded fringing, metallic trousers, sequined dresses and Art Deco prints.
A-list front row: Supporting in their droves, A-listers Uma Thurman, Céline Dion, Juliette Binoche, Dakota Fanning and Amber Heard were spotted sitting front row.
What you need to know: This is perhaps the most wearable couture collection yet by Clare Waight Keller. Marking her third couture collection for the maison, the ensembles were so minimal but featured striking details including sheer organza, flawless techniques, application of pearls and really strong construction. Something tells us we're going to see these pieces on the red carpet very soon.
Wishlist item: We all need the pearl embellished headband in our lives à la Kaia Gerber.
What you need to know: Brava Rami Kadi! The Lebanese designer officially made his couture debut last night. He brought his Middle Eastern roots to Paris with a collection filled with embellishments, intricate details and statement silhouettes.
Did you know: The show took place at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris and the regional designer tapped Canadian model Coco Rocha to open the show.
Now, take a look at Victoria Beckham's new collection with Reebok.