July 04, 2013 12:00 AM | by Zeina Tawfik
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall 2013 - Day 3
We took you through the first and second days of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall 2013 and here's what happened at its third and last day... It witnessed the comeback of Viktor & Rolf, after 13 years of absence
on the couture calendar. The designer duo, Viktor & Rolf, celebrated
the fashion house's 20th anniversary and sent down the catwalk 20
models all dressed in black to symbolize their years in fashion. With a
minimalistic collection, the Viktor & Rolf show was set on a stage
that was inspired by a famous zen Japanese garden. It is said that half
of the abstract Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013 couture collection has
already been purchased by an art collector, impressive!
Maria Grazia Chuiri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, the designer duo behind Valentino, got their inspiration for the Fall 2013 couture show from the 'Cabinet of Curiosities,' and they succeeded to bring out a collection that is full of wonders. To prove that couture isn't only for red carpet worthy gowns, Valentino included day-wear looks in their Fall 2013 couture show, quite interesting isn't it? But don't you worry, there were also the very couture kind of looks, beautifully constructed dresses with antique motifs and a romantic appeal.
Elie Saab never fails to amaze me, but there's something about his Fall 2013 couture show... Déjà vu! Maybe it's the signature Elie Saab beading and embroidery, a fail proof formula and what probably made him a red carpet go-to designer. This doesn't make the Elie Saab Fall 2013 couture show anything less than lavish with jewel tone gowns, sleek silhouettes and sparkly embellishments, but I would love to see Mr. Saab trying something different. The highlight of the show? Definitely the Elie Saab bridal look that graced the catwalk accompanied by three bridesmaids, fit for a princess.
The Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2013 couture show was definitely a roaring one. 'The Pink Panther' theme music opening the show, models with leopard print painted hair, I guess the inspiration was just too obvious; big cats. Almost all the looks at the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2013 couture show featured the leopard print, that classic animal print, while other details of the looks were inspired by David Bowie specially in his 1980s days. Feisty colors, contoured silhouettes and dramatic headpieces, that can summarize the Jean Paul Gaultier show.
It's a wrap for the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall 2013, meanwhile check out our favorite looks from the final day of shows.