Yasmeen
Amman, July 5, 2018
by Yasmeen Shawwa

9 Things You Need To Know About The Fall ’18 Paris Couture Week


1 || Standing Ovation At Valentino Wraps Up Paris Couture Week..

Last night, Valentino’s stunned crowd couldn’t help but literally cheer and scream at the end of the show, it is quite rare to witness such standing ovation, but as Pierpaolo Piccioli took his bow even celebrities like Tracee Ellis Ross amongst other front row A-listers got to their feet as the rousing operatic voice of Maria Callas played out the sumptuous creations from what was the week’s strongest collection.





2 || Elie Saab’s Homage To Catalonia

Famed Modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudi was the focal point of Elie Saab’s inspiration this Paris couture show, the collection featured organic lines, oversized rounded shoulders dramatically raised from the body, a new silhouette variation on Saab’s staple cinched waist looks brought a fresh vibe to the collection..




3 || Gaultier's ‘ Le Smoking’ Themed Runway

Smoking, the theme of Gaultier’s fall-winter couture, has evidently not been outlawed as a source of fashion inspiration, which explains the designer’s paradoxical homage to one of the world’s dirtiest habits..

73 different looks featured a black tuxedo jacket had the words "Gaultier Smoking" emblazoned on the front. The Moroccan red Fez hat inspired other looks as well, being a country that’s famous for its hubby bubbly pipes, tulle mouth masks followed white plume boas representing plumes of smoke.

A giant silver bridal veil was the final and most creative look. Its shimmering, five-meter (16-foot) train was so diaphanous, it licked the air and evoked rising smoke.




4 || Dior’s Ode To Craftsmanship Over Flashy Fashion

A deliberately subtle collection at the Dior’s Haute Couture show was shocking to many, fashion house Christian Dior went back to basics in Paris this week, bringing the focus back to craftmanship over flashy fashion.. Dior’s 50’s signature style was featured in a number of classic looks, shin-length full-skirts with powdery palettes ruled the runway..




5 || Tina Turner’s Son Found Dead 4 Hours After This Photo Was Taken

Tina Turner’s 59-year-old son has committed suicide while Tina was being photographed attending Paris Fashion Week. Craig Raymond Turner was found dead at his home in Studio City California; it was clear that it was a suicide since the reason of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Tina’s son was discovered four hours after Tina was seen attending the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall/Winter show in Paris yesterday.




6 || Maison Margiela’s Futuristic Footwear

Models wore ankle iPhone holsters at the Maison Margiela couture show, John Galliano is known for his questionable footwear. The avant-garde spectacle that was the Margiela Couture 2018 show featured those ankle iPhone holsters. You know, in case you ever want to film your life from the perspective of your lower calf.



7 || Naomi Campbell Arrives Braless At The Gaultier’s Show

The supermodel led the glamorous arrivals at the Jean Paul Gaultier show. The Vogue coverstar, 48, went boldly braless in a slinky black trench coat, which was saucily unbuttoned to show off her ample cleavage.




8 || South Sudanese-Australian Adut Akech Bior Makes History At Chanel

Adut Akech Bior has made history by becoming the second black model to close out the Chanel Couture Autumn 2018 show in Paris. The 19-year-old from Adelaide was selected by legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld to end the show in a pale green two-piece bridal gown, an iconic finale for the Paris event experienced by a select handful of supermodels. Adut was born in a refugee camp in South Sudan before moving to Australia at age six.




9 || Kaia Gerber Stormed The Valentino Runway Donning A Giant Wig

Sashaying her way down the catwalk at the Hotel Rothschild in front of a celeb filled FROW Kaia Gerber topped her candy-floss pink feather ball gown with astonishingly large hair. Created by backstage legend and fashion industry face, hairstylist Guido Palau, the OTT look was all about more is more height and XXL extensions.




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