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Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 has witnessed a star-studded spectacle, with fashion houses competing to secure the most high-profile celebrities for their presentations. From Saint Laurent to Dior, designers are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to outshine their rivals and make a statement.
The Celebrity Line-Up: Day by Day
Day One: Saint Laurent set the tone with iconic model Kate Moss and former French First Lady Carla Bruni gracing the runway. Meanwhile, over at Dior, the star power continued to shine with Natalie Portman and K-pop sensation Jisoo in attendance.
Day Two: Balmain’s showstopper was none other than Cher, who closed the runway presentation alongside designer Olivier Rousteing. Her presence added a touch of Hollywood glamour to the event.
Day Three: The Schiaparelli presentation became the talk of Place Vendome when Kylie Jenner made a stunning entrance in a royal blue velvet gown that left little to the imagination. Her unexpected appearance created a buzz that resonated beyond the fashion world.
While celebrities took center stage, the fashion on display was equally captivating. Here are some standout moments:
Dries van Noten: The house returned to Paris with a collection brimming with optimism. Starting with elegant all-black ensembles, the show gradually transitioned into pastels and vibrant florals. The joyful and uplifting combinations left a lasting impression.
Balmain: Olivier Rousteing orchestrated an expansive co-ed show featuring over 100 looks. The designs, seemingly kissed by flames, exuded strength. However, the true showstoppers were the couture pieces, featuring mesh and raffia drapery, creating sculptural, futuristic silhouettes that emphasized and exaggerated the body.
Dior: While the main Dior show took place on day one, day three offered an opportunity to admire the collection’s couture elements up close. The intricate details astounded attendees, with raffia woven to mimic lace and metallic fabric disguising crinoline dresses. Even seemingly woven over-the-elbow gloves were revealed to be laser-cut leather.
Delvaux: This Belgian brand showcased its latest handbags, including an envelope clutch inspired by a 1970s design from its extensive archive. Delvaux, known for pioneering modern handbags with its first patent in 1828, rediscovered this forgotten gem when a staff member brought in her grandmother’s clutch. This vintage piece was so well-received that it has been revamped and re-released for the spring/summer 2023 season.
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 has been a star-studded affair, with celebrities adding glitz and glamour to the runway presentations. However, the fashion showcased by top designers has also left a lasting impression. From Dries van Noten’s optimistic and vibrant collection to Balmain’s couture creations and Dior’s intricate couture details, this season has brought together celebrity allure and high fashion in the City of Light.