See the latest designs from some of the world’s top houses in a new digital format.
Haute Couture Fashion Week is officially underway for the Fall 2020 season in Paris – though, not as we usually know it. With travel and gatherings still restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event cancelled its physical shows and has gone digital for the first time. Below, take your front row seat to see the 2020 couture shows from some of the world’s top luxury houses – no passport necessary.
Dior presented its Couture 2020 collection in a video storytelling format. The short surrealist film – titled Le Mythe Dior – was the work of Matteo Garrone and features miniature versions of the house’s 37 newest couture creations – an homage to Théâtre de la Mode, the 1945 event which saw some of Paris’s most talented couturiers create miniature doll-size versions of their creations to promote French couture across the globe during the war. According to the official show notes, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by “the journeys of five indomitable, magnificently inspiring figures of the Surrealist movement: Lee Miller, Dora Maar, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington and Jacqueline Lamba” for the collection. Discover it below:
Olivier Rousteing took to the Seine River for the 75th anniversary couture show for Balmain. Models wore pieces from the brand’s couture archives, and were joined by a 50-person strong dance troupe, as well as French singer Yseult. It was livestreamed exclusively on TikTok and you can catch clips from the show on the brand’s account.
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana usually hosts its annual Alta Moda collection show in a far-flung Italian destination, but this year, it’s gone virtual. In an interview, designer Stefano Gabbana saud te collection is “a series of pieces dedicated to [its Alta Moda] customers and the essence of the Italian summer.” Discover the decadent men’s and womenswear collections below:
Stay tuned for more shows across the next few days, including Ralph & Russo and Chanel.