From skydiving models to meme fashion, everything you missed from Paris Haute Couture Week

Chanel's Haute Couture fashion show

Chanel’s Haute Couture fashion show

Paris Haute Couture Week felt like a sea change. After over a year of the fashion industry being blighted by Covid most of the shows were held in person, and it was almost like a return to normality.

Couture promises escapism. The outfits are extremely expensive, one of a kind, and you have to be invited by the Chambre Syndicale to present a collection. It’s not really an opportunity for fashion houses to set trends or show us what we might be wearing this season, but rather a chance to go all-out in design and creativity.

With extreme fashion, famous models and quirky beauty choices, this couture week had it all…

Sky-high hair at Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli brought Sixties-inspired absurdism into its beauty looks, with models wearing comically high beehives. As for the collection itself, it’s everything we’ve come to expect from the Italian

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Paris Fashion Week SS21 Couture: The Best Looks From Chanel & More

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It’s safe to say Fashion Month will never be the same again—and I’m not going to lie, I really hate that for me. I love attending the shows and seeing all my fashionable friends line up outside for street style photos, but now that almost everything has gone digital and shows are small and socially-distanced, I’ll have to settle for catching the highlight reel online. Fortunately, the Paris Fashion Week SS21 Couture shows have been so good, I can hardly complain.

If you recall, I wasn’t exactly thrilled about the Paris Fashion Week SS21 shows, so I didn’t expect to be wowed by the couture shows, either. Call me a pessimist! I remember writing that it felt as though iconic brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel were losing touch with what made them popular in the first place, lost in a sea of trends they

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Demi Moore walks Fendi runway for Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

The 58-year-old actress made a surprise cameo for one of Paris’ hottest shows.

Demi Moore is an actress, producer and now she can add high-fashion model to her resume.

The 58-year-old made her modeling debut at Fendi’s Spring-Summer 2021 show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.

She was photographed wearing an off-the-shoulder tuxedo style midnight blue satin suit that featured a deep-V plunging neckline. Her ensemble was also paired with a pair of elongated draped earrings.

Moore described her experience as “fulfilling a teenage dream” and she thanked Fendi’s artistic director of couture and womenswear collections, Kim Jones, who also made his debut with the luxury fashion label. She also said how “beautiful and magical” the show was.

Fendi described the inspiration for the show as drawing from the visual language

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Hits and Misses: Spring 2021 Haute Couture

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The haute couture shows definitely looked different this season. Heavyweights Elie Saab, Givenchy and Zuhair Murad actually skipped Paris this time around. But there was still plenty to see. Especially since the major couturiers supplied a little escapism as we took in the Spring 2021 collections from the comfort of our own homes.

Iris van Herpen kicked things off by proving sustainable and recycled materials are just as luxurious as new fabrics. At Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri drew inspiration from tarot cards. Then it was on to Olivier Theyskens’ second haute couture outing at Azzaro. And this was only day one.

Chanel’s presentation saw models walk a petal-strewn runway wearing an array of dresses fit for a prom, waistcoats made out of the fashion house’s signature tweed and satin shirts teamed with ruffled skirts. Pierpaolo Piccioli remained in Rome to present Valentino’s showcase featuring an army of

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