Haute Couture Week in Paris is a reassuringly surreal all-star circus
Couture accolades have long wondered what exactly is going on with New York Fashion Week, an age-old tradition that has lost relevance over the years due to the popularity of the internet and the growth of fashion. influence of globalized brands. Haute couture week in Paris, meanwhile, has become the hotbed of high-profile avant-garde clothing, and this week a flurry of celebrities underscored that fact by showing off in a kaleidoscope of eyebrow outfits.
Ever influential, quirky and a bit offbeat, Julia Fox made an appearance in a skintight red latex crop top with oversized bare chest detailing, topped with a denim duster and denim thigh high boots. While other celebs may be leaning more in Fox’s direction lately, she’s been doing this sort of Alien in High Femme Drag routine for a long time, and it’s the rule.
Often Fox looks simple, architecturally scary; in this Parisian shot, she walks towards the camera in a sheer white crop top and swirling white skirt, her impossibly smooth midriff exposed.
Kim Kardashian, who then made her first official appearance in a Balenciaga show alongside Dua Lipa and Nicole Kidman, was briefly upstaged by her own child when she and North West were caught running errands near the Champs -Elysees.
Kardashian looked like her typical self, liquidly provocative in skin-tight lime green leggings, but North, wearing a pastel blue jacket that her father, Kanye West, wore to the 2008 American Music Awards, stole the show. Later, the two were a bit more matched in twin nose rings at Jean Paul Gaultier.
Together, Kardashian and Fox represent a slice of Parisian haute couture: an assiduous push for sexy, minimalist bodysuits and skin-tight latex like conventional haute couture. But not everyone agrees with their mission.
Unlike Kardashian and Fox, on the more conventional side of things, perennially glamorous Keira Knightly sat front row at Chanel in a black halter-neck lace gown by the iconic designer. Knightly represents the kind of retrograde, safe femininity that fashion houses will probably never completely abandon; there’s nothing foreign or distant about Knightly.
“I lost my passport. got a new passport. landed at 5:30. shoot at 7. show at 12. done by the skin of my teeth,” Bella Hadid, the world’s No. 1 supermodel and perpetual workaholic, wrote on Instagram. Naturally, Hadid accompanied the legend with a flawless carousel of herself modeling the latest alien-like Balenciaga sunglasses, a crop top and ultra-baggy jeans.
Emma Watson chose a modest and minor ensemble: conventional skinny jeans and an oversized nun-like blouse, but it was really the Balenciaga show that provided the most highlights.
In addition to better-known faces like the stunning Naomi Campbell, who walked the Balenciaga catwalk in a latex ballgown, rising personalities like Sell Sunsets Christine Quinn has also modeled for the fashion house.
As noted by The Daily Beast, Quinn is currently locked in a hardcore popularity contest with other Sunset star Chrishell Stause, and a Balenciaga concert certainly gives Quinn enough Cool Points to take the lead.
Finally, Nicole Kidman walked the Balenciaga catwalk in a long silver metallic dress, definitely embodying the desired aesthetic cut of 2022: inhuman perfection and distant alien radiance.