Day three of Paris Couture Week is currently underway. To get you up to speed with the fashion happenings, we round up the five main talking points from day two of the Paris Couture shows below. Don’t forget to check out our speedy runway report from day one to boost your fashion IQ even higher.
#1. Kaia Gerber Makes Her Couture Debut at Chanel, Obviously
Kaia Gerber made her hotly-anticipated couture debut for Karl Lagerfeld. She walked down the Chanel Haute Couture garden-themed catwalk during the second day of couture week. Wearing a pink, fairytale gown, it was the 16-year-old’s third appearance for the brand. She’s previously walked for both the Pre-Fall and Spring 2018 collections. Gerber, who made strides during the last ready-to-wear season, certainly held her own against a cast of runway stars including show-opener Luna Bijl, Vittoria Ceretti, and house muse Camille Hurrel.
#2. Clare Waight Keller Presents Her First Haute Couture Collection for Givenchy
Clare Waight Keller showed her first ever couture collection for Givenchy in Paris. The almost exclusively black and white (one third of the offering is in black) collection focused on eveningwear with slightly dark and gothic undertones. What’s more, the newly-minted creative director introduced men’s haute couture garments into the lineup, a first for the French House. The range included three looks in total: beaded jackets and vests, and skinny trousers.
#3. Rami Kadi Presents His Fairytale Collection
Rami Kadi presented his Spring 2018 collection at Le Meurice in Paris. The Lebanese designer explains that the collection fuses old Hollywood glamour with sportswear, translating into embellished skirts with crystal-encrusted elastic, waist bands and a sparkling bustier equivalent to a haute couture sports bra. A black, belted band was wrapped around the waist of a long-sleeved, sparkling gown, while transparent, black skirts were equipped with embroidered hashtags. The offering also featured the “Bal de Rue” bridal gown, a halter dress with stitched flower motifs, and complete with a floor-trailing matching veil.
#4. The Beauty Look at Chanel is All the Bridal Inspo You Need
Consider your wedding hair sorted. Chanel sent out a lineup of models— including Kaia Gerber, Luna Bijl, and Nora Attal— wearing romantic, low ponytails secured at the nape of the neck. The effortless ponytails were dreamed up by Sam McKnight, who adorned the pretty ponies with a rose-decorated headpiece. Each model wore a bouquet of flowers attached to a black, netted veil atop her unfussy hairstyle. The final bridal look was elevated with a white, netted veil and fresh flowers tucked into the model’s strands, a look that will undoubtedly costume brides-to-be everywhere this spring.
#5. The Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier Collaboration Makes its Debut on Bella Hadid, Vittoria Ceretti, and More
Alexandre Vauthier’s Spring 2018 Couture show in Paris on Tuesday kicked off with show-opener Vittoria Ceretti donning a black, fez-inspired hat and a pair of crystal-adorned sunglasses—a look that mimicked the Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier eyewear campaign lensed by Mert & Marcus and featuring Kate Moss. The collaboration, which was announced on vogue.me yesterday, made its debut on show-closer Bella Hadid, Yasmine Wjinaldum, and Blanca Padilla. Read more about the collaboration here.