Let’s talk haute couture! Just because this blog is about affordable style, doesn’t mean that we can’t discuss high-end fashion. Last week, Paris held the Spring 2016 Haute Couture fashion shows. There were a lot of designers who stood out to me. There was the dollhouse Chanel show with textured tweed and capes and the stunning tulle gowns at Giambattista Valli. Still, Elie Saab stood out above all the others. If I ever receive an invite to an awards show, a girl can dream, I would want to wear a gown by Elie Saab. The collection, inspired by India, was a work of art. Each gown was elegant and romantic with its sequins and beadwork. The show itself had an element of fantasy with its tropical jungle backdrop. The models looked more like faeries gliding down the runway in gowns of gold, pink, and blue. Perhaps with a different designer this could all look costumey, but Elie Saab’s gowns shone on the runway. Maybe in another life I will come back as a princess and I’ll have a reason to wear one of these shimmering gowns. Elie Saab has always been considered a favorite amongst celebrities come award season. I’m crossing my fingers that one of the nominees will wear one of these beauties at the Oscars later this month.
Do you follow the couture fashion week? They are the most creative shows, not only with the exquisite craftsmanship of the designs, but the presentation themselves are on a whole other level. If you would like me to cover more shows in the future, leave a comment below.