Nothing wakes you out of despairing mood quite like the fabulous week of fashion that is Paris Haute Couture. Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week 2016 started on Sunday Jan. 24th and ended on Thursday Jan. 28th in Paris, France. Designers flaunted their most flamboyant pieces for the world to see.
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week overrides shows like the Couture Fashion Week New York and Italy’s AltaRoma AltaModa Couture Fashion Week. It is the crème de la crème of ostentatious designs and unapologetic extravagance.
The week is reserved for only the most dramatic and daring designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Chanel.
Here are some of the dream-inducing creations of Versace, Giambattista Valli, Ralph & Russo and more at the 2016 Paris Haute Couture shows:
Ralph & Russo
Giorgio Armani Privé
Jean Paul Gaultier
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