Haute Couture in Paris

Haute couture is fashion at the highest end, at the most dizzying heights, crafted with the most luxurious fabrics and hand-detailing. Out of reach for most mere mortals, these glimpses of glittering, glamorous designs from Haute Couture Fashion Week this week in Paris show why it’s still worth paying attention: This is an art form at its highest level.

Elie Saab. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

Elie Saab. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

 

Elsa Schiaparelli. (Illustration by Guia Besana/Elsa Schiaparelli via Getty Images)

Elsa Schiaparelli. (Illustration by Guia Besana/Elsa Schiaparelli via Getty Images)

Alexandre Vauthier REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Alexandre Vauthier REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Stephane Rolland  AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

Stephane Rolland AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

Giorgio Armani REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Giorgio Armani REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Frank Sorbier AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

Frank Sorbier AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

Alexis Mabille (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Alexis Mabille (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Jean Paul Gaultier   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Jean Paul Gaultier REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Thom Browne AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty

Thom Browne AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty

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