The Haute Ticket

Musings of the fashion and beauty kind, with a little travel thrown in.
Armani Privé Paris Fashion Week
Chanel Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week
Elie Saab PFW Haute Couture
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016
Elie Saab Paris Fashion Week

“Paris is always a good idea.”

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016 Haute Couture

“Fashion is part of the events of our times.” – Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel

Croissants, an eco-friendly plywood dollhouse, fashion-mindfulness and bumble bees may sound a little strange when describing the Chanel Haute Couture Collection, but when it’s the world according to Karl Lagerfeld, what is strange?

Organic cotton, woven yarn, dreamy pearls, wood chip beading and flecks of gold? This is an ecosystem we can get on board with. It’s the little touches, the intricate detailing, all handmade by wizards it would seem, that makes Chanel, well, Chanel.

Chanel Backstage PFW SS16

Bella Hadid at Chanel PFW

Bella Hadid at Chanel PFW

The ladylike Chanel hair roll, lovingly named a “croissant” by backstage hairstylist Sam McKnight, was inspired by a Picasso sculpture and has a little Star Wars vibe too.

Chanel Haute Couture Collection PFW SS16
Chanel Haute Couture Collection PFW

Chanel Haute Couture Collection PFW

 

Chanel Haute Couture Collection PFW

Chanel Haute Couture Collection PFW

Chanel Haute Couture Collection PFW

Chanel Haute Couture Collection PFW

Details at Chanel PFW

Chanel Haute Couture Collection PFW

Chanel Details PFW

Chanel Haute Couture Collection
Kendall Jenner Chanel PFW Haute Couture

Backstage Chanel Haute Couture Collection PFW

A well deserved round of applause.

Armani Privé’s Paris collection, which will surely be labelled his “mauve” season, shimmered and shone on the mirrored catwalk; embossed silk organza, delicate crystal embroidery, and lots and lots of lavender. We spotted one or two Oscar contenders, so keep your eyes peeled.

Armani Privé PFW

Armani Privé Paris Fashion Week SS16

Armani Privé Paris Fashion Week ss16

Armani Privé PFW

Armani Privé Paris Fashion Week

Armani Privé Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture

Special shout out to Valentino, an Italian art lesson in the form of fashion, for their love of velvet. Yes, the haze of gauze and flowing, floor-length gowns (worn barefoot and adorned with a stylish serpent headpiece, obviously) were both magical and medieval.

Valentino Haute Couture

Valentino

Game of Thrones meets the Oscars if you will, with some Byzantine Empire influence thrown in there for good measure.

Valentino Paris Fashion Week

Valentino Paris Fashion Week

But it’s the lush velvet crush that is really the pièce de la résistance.

Velvet Crush

Valentino

Finally, Versace and Elie Saab stuck to what they know best, celebrating the female form. If it ain’t broke.

Versace Paris Fashion Week

Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley aka “squad goals”

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid Atelier Versace

Elie Saab never fails to impress; Edwardian-inspired crochet and lace floor-length gowns fit for a princess.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab Paris Fashion Week

Elie Saab PFW S\S '16

Paris, à bientôt, j’espère.

Over and out.

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