Couture fashion week is a fashion-lover’s dream.
The invitation-only week-long extravaganza is one bursting with the frothiest tulle, the daintiest embroidery and the most meticulous detail, all presented to the eyes of the most revered fashion editors and the wealthiest clients.
Haute Couture is an exclusive world: in order for a brand to show during couture fashion week, they must have been invited by the official Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
The official criteria to qualify for couture status was established in 1945, but has relaxed somewhat in recent years. At the end of 2019, there were sixteen members, including Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and Ralph & Russo – the only British couture house to make the official list.
Virginie Viard presented her second couture collection for Chanel against the romantic backdrop of a re-imagined garden in Paris’s Grand Palais.
The collection played on the ethereal, oldy-worldy trend which has prevailed in fashion recently, with pared-back minimalist – and wearable – dresses taking centre stage.
Meanwhile Dior and Elie Saab’s designs were modern-day princess personified, with Dior in particular parading some seriously ethereal gowns, all imagined with feminist undertones.
With spring 2020’s couture fashion week having drawn to a close today, it seemed high-time to reflect upon the most awe-inspiring dresses from this season.
Scroll through the gallery above for more pictures of the dreamiest dresses from couture fashion week.