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What You Need to Know About Day 3 of the Couture Shows

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Alas, it is the last and final day of Paris Haute Couture Week, and what a week it’s been. To refresh your memory on all the excitement that happened on day one of the four-day event, check out our speedy runway reportage here; And in case you missed day two, catch up on our coverage on now. Below, we roundup the main takeaways from day three of the Paris Couture Shows. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow as we uncover the happenings from the last day of Haute Couture Week.

#1. Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad Light Up the French Capital

Beloved Lebanese couturiers to the stars Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad showcased their Spring 2018 couture collections, effectively shutting down day three of Paris Couture Week. Saab payed homage to the bygone era of Paris, with a jaw-dropping collection of glamorous 1920’s-inspired creations. French icon Josephine Baker served as the offering’s muse, which translated into sparkling, crystal-encrusted gowns, plenty of Ostrich feathers, larger-than-life bows, and beaded head caps. Meanwhile, Murad looked to the Native Americans for inspiration, sending his models out in glitzy, red carpet-worthy ensembles in black, white, red, and gold exclusively.

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#2. Coco Rocha and Her Daughter Have the Most Adorable Mommy-and-Me Moment at Jean Paul Gaultier

Wednesday’s Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2018 Couture show closed with a sweet twinning moment between House muse Coco Rocha and her mini-me Ioni Conran. The mother and daughter walked the runway hand-in-hand both sporting gravity-defying sculptural ponytails and matching blue gowns adorned with a black heart in the center. Conran mimicked her some of her mother’s most iconic poses while the audience cheered on.

#3. Maison Margiela’s Futuristic Makeup Steals the Show

Maison Margiela’s shows hardly lack in avant garde beauty looks, and Wednesday’s show was no exception. Makeup maestro Pat McGrath and hairstylist Eugene Soueliman teamed up to create a number of futuristic hair and makeup looks that practically stole the show. High-shine metallic appliques lined the jaw, flecks of silver glitter decorated the complexion, brows were bleached, structural shapes adorned model’s chrome pouts, and head pieces in an array of designs sat atop high-shine strands. Granted, the avant garde looks aren’t exactly wearable, but they’re undoubtedly striking to look at.

#4. Bella Hadid Wins the Street Style at Paris Couture Week

Bella Hadid at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, January 2018. Rex

Outside of the shows, Bella Hadid ensured all cameras were pointed at her. Proving once again that she’s a street style connoisseur, the Palestinian-American model was spotted in the French capital yesterday doing some shopping in an updated take on the pantsuit. Sporting a leather blazer and matching trousers, which she paired with a black turtleneck, Hadid accessorized the look with rose-tinted glasses and Prada pumps. Indeed, ever since the model landed in Paris a few days ago, she has continuously served up a lineup of fashion-forward looks, including the sheer off the shoulder gown she wore to the Dior masked ball.

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