January might have you feeling slightly blue – Christmas is over and it’s chillier than ever – but it is without a doubt one of the most glamorous months of the year, and we’re not just talking about those star-filled award shows. This is, of course, the week of Paris Couture and if you are feeling those winter blues, you’re about to be cheered up by THE most beautiful clothes you have ever seen.
After Versace went for a supermodel spectacle on Sunday, the Couture train shows no signs of slowing down. From Kendall for Chanel to Dior’s thigh-high patent boots, here’s everything you need to know about what’s gone down so far this week.
Who’s on the Frow?
While Chanel brought in the likes of K Stew and Kris Jenner, Dior’s front row was studded with Natalie Portman and Elizabeth Olsen. From asymmetric skirts to full-on lace trousers, these celebs brought in the glamour before the shows even began.
Who’s in the show?
Kendall Jenner continued her rise as one of Chanel’s fave models as she strutted her stuff for the brand’s stunning collection and she was joined by Brit fave Sam Rollinson. Dior also plumped for Sam and snapped up Joan Smalls and Lindsey Wixson.
What were the clothes like?
ABBBsolutely beautiful, we could literally look at them all day. From Dior’s classic full skirt to Giambattista Valli’s embellished tutus and cat masks – we were in love immediately. Schiaperelli was full of bright satin prints and Chanel made a mark with sewn-on tulle flowers.
Can we get the look on the high street?
Surprisingly, yes! You may not be able to shop the actual looks that stormed down those beautiful runways but you can certainly take elements of the style away with you. The Chanel models wore beanies, Shiaperelli’s prints will be easy to emulate and if you want to look all Dior – get your patent booties out and team them with a full on skirt!
What is to come?
Valentino, Elie Saab and Jean Paul Gaultier are on the schedule for the next few days – so keep your eyes peeled for more big, beautiful handmade designs that are literally what make up our dreams!
By Amy de Klerk