The Kardashians Are Keeping Up with Couture Fashion Week
On the heels of Kendall Jenner's couture runway debut at Chanel, Kim Kardashian joined her younger half-sister and hit the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week circuit starting with a front row seat at Valentino—a front row seat right next to Valentino Garavani, that is.
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, especially since the designer opened his estate to Kimye (and the clan) when he hosted a lunch in their honor the day before their wedding. And with a sartorial history that boasts a series of skin-skimming silhouettes, her choice in clothing came as no surprise, either. Kardashian showed off her best assets with a plunging teal blue Valentino gown with Hermes sandals.
Later that night, she traded in her gown in favor of a party-ready ensemble and graced a Couture Fashion Week event in Balmain separates—a sexy corded top and a leopard-print pencil skirt—with her go-to Hermes sandals. Fierce! Jenner also made quite a fierce impression in Balmain. She went for an olive-green gladiator-like frock complete with mesh Balmain booties.
The verdict here: A style win for the Kardashian-Jenner girls!
The Kardashians at Couture Fashion Week
On the heels of Kendall Jenner's couture runway debut at Chanel, Kim Kardashian joined her younger half-sister and hit the Couture Fashion Week circuit starting with a front row seat at Valentino where she wore a plunging teal Valentino gown. That night, the duo made a fierce statement at a Couture Fashion Week party, both in Balmain-Kim in a sexy corded top and leopard-print pencil, Kendall in a gladiator-style frock.
A Literal Take On Red Carpet Fashion
For their Viktor & Rolf Couture fall/winter 2014 collection, designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren took inspiration from the red carpet-literally. They fashioned styles made from the heavy material, which resulted in cocoon-like silhouettes and dramatic bows.
The Atelier Swarovski x Viktor & Rolf Jewelry Collab
The two brands continued their ongoing jewelry collaboration and debuted a 10-piece collection, aptly titled "Red Velvet Rock" (to coordinate with the red carpet theme), featuring designs that boast crystals embedded into velvet. "No red carpet is complete without the matching jewels," the Viktor & Rolf designers stated.
Togas for Grown-Ups at Valentino Couture
Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli traveled back in time (the Pre-Raphaelites movement, to be exact) and modernized Roman togas with languid shapes and rustic prints, complete with gladiator sandals and corset-like belts.
Conchita Wurst Makes Her Runway Debut
Conchita Wurst (Austrian singer Tom Neuwirth's stage name) made her runway debut at the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture fall/winter 2014 show when she closed as a Gothic bride to a tremendous round of applause.
Pocket Transparency at Elie Saab Couture
It's common knowledge that an evening dress with pockets is infinitely superior to an evening dress without pockets. Designer Elie Saab knows this too-he didn't let sheer fabrics deter him from fashioning his confectionery confections with handy pockets.
Making Statement at MMM Couture
An embellished lobster throw, a Japanese bomber-turned-gown, and an "I love you" heart-shaped bodice printed from a helium balloon, were just a few of the statement-making looks that made up the magnificent Maison Martin Margiela Couture fall/winter 2014 collection.
Kate Hudson Does Glitz & Glam At Armani Prive
Hudson took her front row seat at the Armani Prive fall/winter 2014 show in a blinding sparkle-studded top and matching plisse pants from the Armani Prive spring 2014 collection. Couture perfection!
Risky Fashions at Armani Prive
From voluminous tulle creations to out-there polka dot veils, Giorgio Armani's red-and-black line-up showed off couture's moodier, edgier side.
Jared Leto Cross-Dresses at Chanel Couture
Leto's fashion knows no bounds. He gave a pair of women's tweed denim skinnies (from the Chanel pre-fall 2014 collection) a cavalier spin by teaming them with a graphic tee, a chambray shirt and cowboy boots, complete with his signature ombre strands, too-cool aviators, and facial scruff. We're calling it: Rocker couture du jour.
Next Big Trend: Dresses Over Shorts
Thanks to Lagerfeld's say-so, dress-and-pant combos (or in this case, shorts) are officially in. A parade of zippy A-line dresses and coatdresses were layered over coordinating shorts (that had us reminiscing of biker shorts in their heyday) at the Chanel Couture fall/winter 2014 show.
Kendall Jenner's Couture Debut
The younger half-sister to the Kardashian clan has booked the ultimate gig! The reality star-turned-model walked the Chanel Haute Couture show outfitted in a feathery plaid number, topped with a punky spiked 'do.
Kristen Stewart's Impromptu Makeover
The actress surprised everyone at the Chanel Haute Couture show by pairing her daring ensemble with an even more daring pixie cut, which was set off by long, side-swept fringe.
Pajama-Style Tops, Reimagined
Giambattista Valli brought the relaxed shirt to new, red carpet-ready heights when he paired them with full tea-length and ground-grazing ball skirts for the fall/winter 2014 couture line. Gorgeous!
A Study In Contrasts at Dior Haute Couture
What started as a romantic line-up with pretty floral prints and centuries-old pannier-style silhouettes quickly transitioned into futuristic one-pieces and slick menswear-inspired tailoring.
Stars Pull Out All The Stops for Dior Haute Couture
If there's one fashion show to get gussied up for, it's Dior Haute Couture. Charlize Theron brought the glam in a gold embroidered silk cady Dior dress with nude Dior sandals, while Emma Watson aptly wore Dior Haute Couture, accessorizing her embroidered pleated inky blue-and-white dress with Dior accessories and jewelry by Eva Fehren and Vita Fede.
Jennifer Lawrence Face-Palms Emma Watson
At the Dior show, Jennifer Lawrence playfully face-palmed Emma Watson. BFFs in the making? We hope so!
Schiaparelli's Unconventional Animal Prints
Traditionally, animal prints call to mind leopard spots, snakeskin, or zebra stripes. But Marco Zanini broke ground with eccentric patterns, sprinkling Schiaparelli Couture designs with pigeons and squirrels.
Gowns, Pants & Gown-Pants At Atelier Versace
Donnatella Versace playfully mixed silhouettes for fall/winter 2014 couture, layering sweeping gowns over one-leg pants, and even going as far as fusing the two together to create dramatic gown-pant hybrids.
Jennifer Lopez Gives Us a Preview of Atelier Versace
The Atelier Versace fall/winter 2014 show kicked off Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, but it was Jennifer Lopez who stole the spotlight. She wore a gown-pant hybrid from the collection (before it walked the runway), which featured a white strapless column with a thigh-high slit that revealed one beaded pant leg. Atelier Versace jewelry and silver Versace platform sandals served as the finishing touches.