The groaning and moaning many of us did at the over-the-top spectacle of street style at fashion weeks pre-pandemic was well-warranted. It was out of control. Then it all abruptly ended. This week, seeing women dressed at couture in Paris, however, was a welcome return. As much as couture might seem frivolous (and on some levels it is), they were my favorite shows to attend. Everyone made an effort to get dressed and the schedule was more relaxed so you could actually enjoy Paris and all its beauty.
The idea of dressing up and celebrating now feels so appealing, plus the limited number of couture attendees means only those who take their jobs seriously, those who take their fashion shopping very seriously, and the occasional celeb were in attendance. I pulled together a montage of favorite street and runway moments and wouldn’t you know, a very clear color palette emerged. I also like the classic sophistication that seems to be showing up here and there, like Jeanne Damas at Vuitton top photo, and of course, the shows. Enjoy!
all runway, courtesy Vogue.com; all street style (except Gabriela Hearst), Sandra Semburg for Vogue Paris; Gabriela Hearst courtesy Gabriela Hearst