Spring 2019 Couture

Last week’s Spring 2019 Couture fashion week in Paris yielded some stunning looks, my favorite of which I will share with you today.

From 80s-inspired suiting to whimsically voluminous silhouettes, these shows included a bit of everything…


  • Luminous creams, whites, and opals

  • Pearl-inspired colors and silhouettes

  • Grafitti

Photos from Balmain website.


  • Glossy latex

  • Sheer organza

  • Modern tailoring

Photos from Givenchy website.

Jean Paul Gaultier

  • Sharp silhouettes

  • Nautical

Photos from Jean Paul Gaultier website.

Alexandre Vauthier

  • Ultrashort skirts balanced with volume

  • Ruffles in various forms

Photos from Alexandre Vauthier website.

Elie Saab

  • Luminous and iridescent

  • Expressions of femininity

Photos from Elie Saab website.


  • Expressions of femininity

  • Florals

  • Surprising color harmonies

Photos from Valentino website.


  • Floral appliques

  • Classic tweeds

  • Firm, angular construction

Photos from Chanel website.

Christian Dior

  • Flame/fire inspired

  • Tuxedo variations

Photos from Dior website.

What were your favorite shows/looks/trends?

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