Paris Couture Shows Are Back

Chanel Haute Couture SS 2021

The excitement was palpable. Even while sitting in front of my laptop in Brooklyn awaiting the reviews to roll in, getting back to the business of fashion was felt on my Instagram feed. Boarding planes to Paris and other parts of the globe were, editors, influencers, and clients to get a glimpse of fashion’s biggest show. Chanel, Giambattista Valli, and Armani Prive’ all showed in Paris while Valentino showed in Venice and Pyer Moss performed their first newly knighted couture collection in Irvington, New York.

Chanel’s models sauntered down the steps of the Grand Palais with renditions of their historic tweed while The Palais Galliera, fashion museum hosted an exhibition— Coco Chanel, Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto. The late designer’s influence is ubiquitous as evidenced by babies and precious pets who are named in honor of the designer at every socio-economic Strada. We can’t get enough of Coco Chanel that is for sure.

Chanel Haute Couture SS 2021

Giambattista Valli certainly created a distinct style with his frothy tulle extravagant and sculptural gowns which he presents for Haute Couture. He’s created a distinct universe that can’t be beaten or copied. The hair added a 60’s vibe to the uniquely lavish looks.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2021 Haute Couture
Giambattista Valli

Armani Prive’ délicate gowns are a favorite of Hollywood starlets and it’s obvious why. The dresses are impeccably made and designed and incredibly wearable. These are looks that you wear—not looks that wear you. Appreciation for Giorgio Armani and his collections are underrated but this man changed the way women and men dressed and continues to design with a strong point of view and an eye for Asian part of the world.

Armani Prive’ fall 2021
Armani Privi’ Haute Couture fall 2021

Pyer Moss presented their couture collection in the states at the CJ Walker estate in Irvington NY.

Pyer Moss didn’t let torrential rains end his first Haute Couture show but it did stop the original show date. The event was rescheduled a few days after the storm and his fans and attendees were more than thrilled to return for it. The surrealist looks were presented in Irvington New York at the CJ Walker estate, to rave reviews. 

Pyer Moss

Kim Jones presented his second couture collection for Fendi

Kim Jones focused on couture decoration and detailing in his collection for Fendi. He presented it with a film directed by Luca Guadagnino and included 90’s supermodels like Kate Moss and Christy Turlington. 

Valentino 

Valentino’s designer, Pierpaolo Piccoli’s couture setting was a 15th-century shipbuilding yard in Venice. The show was a mix of men and women, both adorned in Crayola-colored looks using feathered hats, opera-length gloves, and long scarves as accents.  The gowns were spectacular in volume and design and offered guests an equally breathtaking finale scene. 

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