We’ve already caught you up with everything you might have missed from the first day of Couture Week Spring 2019 in Paris, and now we bring you all the key points from day two. Read on for the main highlights from Rami Kadi, Givenchy, and more.
#1. Coco Rocha Opens Rami Kadi’s First Runway Show at Couture Week
On Tuesday, Dubai-based Lebanese couturier Rami Kadi presented his Spring 2018 Couture collection in Paris during Haute Couture week. Although the Lebanese designer has presented his collections during Paris Couture Week for the past couple of seasons, this season marked the first time he showcases in a runway format. Opening the Burning Man-inspired show was Coco Rocha, who floated down the runway wearing a sparkling, rainbow party dress. The look was elevated with a pair of embellished pumps created by Poise Design’s Emma Boutros, who collaborated with the designer on all the footwear that models marched down the runway with. The Canadian supermodel walked the show again in a black, sequined gown featuring a high slit.
#2. Chanel Transforms the Grand Palais into a Mediterranean Villa
It might have been snowing in chilly Paris, but inside the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld transformed guests to a sun-filled Italian villa — complete with a pool, palm trees, and manicured gardens — for Chanel’s Spring 2019 Couture show. Inspired by the 18th century, the collection was punctuated with boat-neck tweed suits, slim pencil skirts with slits running down the middle, and flower-embroidered evening gowns.
#3. Giambattista Valli Does it Again
Inspired by a Helmut Newton picture taken in Yves Saint Laurent’s salon in 1977 during one of his haute couture fittings, Giambattista Valli‘s Spring 2019 collection was a girly ode to haute couture. Models marched down the Swarovski crystal-strewn runway wearing glamorous frothy tulle creations, tunics with balloon sleeves, crystal-embellished tops, oversized bow details, Fez hats (a nod to Saint Laurent), and baby doll dresses with floor-trailing trains that were made to be trotted down red carpets to come.
#4. Claire Waight Keller Continues Her Fashion Streak for Givenchy
Clare Waight Keller presented her third haute couture collection as the creative director for Givenchy at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris on Tuesday. Since joining the storied Parisian maison in 2017, the British designer has proved she is worthy of global acclaim for reasons beyond designing the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle‘s wedding dress last May. Her recent collection was a testament to that. Peppered with glamorous gowns, Keller sent out a lineup of bold looks down the runway in vivid hues of fuchsia, yellow, blue, and orange that contrasted against the all-white set. The offering was punctuated by latex leggings, worn by the likes of Kaia Gerber, Adut Akech, and Anok Yai, with sharp blazers or underneath lace dresses and tailored capes. A standout look was a bold evening gown made entirely out of rainbow fringe.
#5. Céline Dion Shuts Down the FROW at Alexandre Vauthier
Céline Dion has cemented her status as a fashion icon during Paris Fashion Week – even sparking her very own hashtag, #celinetakescouture, and this season is no different. The Canadian singer was spotted FROW at Tuesday’s Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2019 Couture show at the Grand Palais, wearing a sparkly, camera-worthy gown by the designer. Featuring a flash of décolletage and a high slit, the bombshell look nearly stole the show.