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Couture Crib Sheet: Everything You Need to Know About Fashion's Most Decadent Collections

By GossipRevealed / Published on Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 10:26 AM / No Comments / 158 views

The spring 2016 couture shows are coming to a close in Paris and this season brought more than just dramatic, embellished-to-the-hilt dresses—the week also brought a fair share of did-that-just-happen? moments.

From Rita Ora’s barely-there cocktail dress at Atelier Versace, to Cara Delevingne’s furry plus-one in the Chanel Couture front row, there’s lots to discuss. So, here’s everything you need to know about fashion’s most decadent week, not to mention some jaw-dropping dresses that rightfully earn the badge of couture.

1. Versace

Donatella Versace twisted and slashed the most delicate silk fabric, piecing the strips together with crystal-studded ropes, giving notions of a very chic shipwrecked woman. Rita Ora has first dibs on the collection, wearing wore the orange Atelier Versace cutout number to the show before it was even seen on the runway. It was the kind of look that has everyone hold their breaths and watch for a wardrobe malfunction. But the dress defied any sudden breeze or tug and stayed put.

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2. Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld is of the more-is-more school of thought, and his latest couture collection for Chanel reflected the maxim—and then some. The show, which took the famed Grand Palais, took on a garden theme, and all of your favorite fashion stars were there.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Karl Lagerfeld

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Enter the Insta Girls: Here’s Kendall Jenner in a Coco Chanel-inspired LBD.

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For her second-ever Chanel show, Bella Hadid went ethereal and wore the must-have accessory—a belted phone case.

3. Dior

Dior was on the quiet side this season, as an in-house team designed the collection after the departure of creative director Raf Simons last fall. A new designer is yet to be announced, but until then the line was elegant, yet modern, echoing the longstanding traditions of the French house.

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Olivia Palermo at Dior

4. Giambattista Valli
The king of ballgowns sent some dresses that would suit Cinderella and then some. The most arresting one of them all was a tiered tulle confection in pale pink.

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5. Valentino

Medieval chic, why not? Valentino’s latest couture collection featured regal-looking gowns in green gold with incredible embroidery. Each model wore a golden headband and went barefoot with foot jewelry.

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6. Viktor & Rolf
The experimental design duo sent out an all-white collection, that was part Picasso cubism, part paper dolls. Wearable? Probably not. Fascinating? Absolutely.

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