The Best of Haute Couture 2017

It’s that time of year again – fashion weeks worldwide are looming over us. While the men had their time in the sun this month, we’ll get to the big guns in February. If you’re curious as to when your favorite Fashion Week will be running, check out Fashion Week Dates to find out when you need to tune in.

Before we get to find out about the trends for Fall/Winter 2017, I want to take a moment to reflect on the gorgeous pieces that were just shown at Haute Couture in Paris. These outfits are almost entirely hand sewn and, not surprisingly, pretty much cost you your first-born son. There are very strict rules in order to be considered haute – the company must have a workroom in Paris with a minimum of 20 employees and they must produce at least 25 outfits each season (twice a year).

While I can daydream about owning a closet full of haute couture, I know that it’ll never happen. Still, it doesn’t stop me from picking out my favorites from the shows.


Wedding Dresses

I’m practically obsessed with weddings (my dream wedding is already in a PowerPoint, just for you, future husband), so you can imagine one of my favorite lines would include these dazzling dresses for the bride.

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Ralph & Russo Haute Couture


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Georges Hobeika Haute Couture


Elie Saab 

I’m not even going to lie when I say that every time a Elie Saab dress comes to my attention, I get all heart eyed. Elie Saab has such a beautiful, feminine look with chic designs that just tug at my heartstrings. As usual, he didn’t fail at designing a gorgeous collection.


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Chanel has paved the way for many – and their collection this time around is just as dazzling as the last. The pieces for the haute couture show were elegant and graceful. Plenty of suit combos, ruffles, and feathers to blow you away. One takeaway: belts are a great finalizing piece for any ensemble.

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And what would haute couture be without Valentino as well? Valentino is another of my top faves, just below Elie Saab on my personal list. Their collections are simply sophisticated and always leave me breathless.

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Zuhair Murad 

While Valentino is second on my list of favorites, Zuhair Murad is definitely tied with Elie Saab. I am honestly left speechless at the collection for the Haute Couture Spring 2017 show. They even had their own fireworks for the show – okay, maybe they were part of the dress designs, but they added some fire to the catwalk.

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Honestly, I could go on and on – there are so many designers that I don’t have time to go over: Dior, Givenchy, Alexandre Vauthier, Versace, and more. Check out a photo gallery here at Harper’s Bazaar that will give you a quick look on the best looks last week.

What are some of your favorites? Please comment and share below.

The only question I have now is, when can I get my own haute couture piece to flaunt?



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