Schiaparelli kicked off Paris Couture Week with a show and an audience that we could be described in one word: Opulence. Daniel Roseberry gave a masterclass in craftsmanship with his showcase, which brought together statement-making looks that took inspiration from the Dante’s Inferno.
On the other hand, Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Dior, took inspiration from American-born French dancer, singer and actress, the one and only Josephine Baker. Simplicity, wearability and the precision of the cut, were key to the collection. “The clothes are meant to be worn, walked, danced in, and even shrugged off,” she shared.
Lebanese designer Rabih Kayrouz, master of fabric manipulation in creating volumes, presented a collection that was simply complicated. His take on couture brought forth outerwear, and a high volume of sparking evening-wear.
Father and son, co-creative of the Maison, Georges and Jad Hobeika celebrated 30 years this time around. For that occasion, the duo invited friends to walk the show alongside models. Diala Makki, mother and daughter Rita and Jessica Kahawaty, couple Cynthia Samuel and Adam Bakri, as well as the Emirati twins Mohammed and Humaid, and lastly Ameni Esseibi, took over the runway.
Pure fantasy was what the Giambattista Valli show was all about. Peony silk faille maxi bow dresses, mermaid skirts, muslin draped gowns, organdies fringes, cherry flowers, silk petals, and duchesses bustiers came together to create 43 looks of pure fantasy.