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Really, really expensive wedding dresses: Haute Couture Fashion Week

By AbiSilvester on July 10th, 2009 0 comments yet. Be the First

haute-couture-fashion-week.jpgIn Paris, the eternal city of love and expensive designer gear, Haute Couture Fashion Week is currently in full swing, showcasing the crème de la crème of wonderful catwalk creations.

The show usually supplies us with a fresh crop of frock horrors, but this time around my imagination has been fired by the sheer amount of brilliance on show, and just how many of the trends could translate seamlessly into wedding wear.

Read on over the jump for the show’s key trends.

Beading Lacroix, Largerfeld and many other designers featured beautiful hand beading as a strong feature in many of their designs.

Texture Beading was just one of the ways that designers sought to add texture to their creations, and there was an abundance of lace overlay, frills, layers and volume in many of the skirts on display.


Short Many of the most dramatic skirts were shorter ones, suggesting this the current bridalwear trend is here to stay for at least another season. Check out the tea-length Lacroix gown pictured top right: it’s absolutely on the money for wedding chic right now.

Contrast I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much black-on-white in a single show! black velvet on white satin was a recurring theme, with black and white stripes, bows and beads proving especially popular with Karl Largerfeld and others. I foresee a lot more two-tone gowns making their entrance into the bridalwear market in the Autumn.

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