Going to Paris to view the couture collections might be every fashion-consumer’s dream. No one truly does it like the French when it comes to presentation, attention-to-detail, and design. And after the men’s collections just showed in the City of Love, it kind of feels like everyone is there right now . . . at least according to Instagram. But fight the FOMO and press on because we’re rounding up our favorite bridal looks from the latest défilés (shows). Check back over the next couple of days for updates throughout the week!
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2020 Couture
The last show of his legendary career, Jean Paul Gaultier’s send off was truly a spectacle to behold. Everyone was there, and it will go down as a moment in fashion that people will talk about and reference for decades. As for the collection itself, there were a few aisle-style moments and a few looks that lent inspiration more toward the wedding night than day. The most easily translatable looks were worn by Karlie Kloss.
Viktor & Rolf Spring 2020 Couture
The Victorian/prairie/grand-millennial/Little Women trend has hit couture in the form of Viktor & Rolf’s spring collection. We saw a lot of big sleeves, ruffles, bows . . . and patchwork. Three-out-of-four trends that have dispersed into bridal, not bad. It’s more wearable than their Spring 2019 Couture collection where slogans like “NO” and “I’M NOT SHY I JUST DON’T LIKE YOU” where prevalent—maybe not the message you want your clothes to say on your wedding day.
Givenchy Spring 2020 Couture
Kaia Gerber’s last look in Clare Waight Keller’s Givenchy couture show made an appearance on nearly every fashion Instagram account seconds after she walked down the runway. And thankfully for us . . . the captions were full of bridal references! Within the full collection, more wedding weekend wardrobe pieces were aplenty, and we’re beginning to see some concrete trends: feathers, yellow, suiting, and lots of appliqué.
Valentino Spring 2020 Couture
A surprising collection from Pierpaolo Piccioli graced the couture runway. It was full of color and structure with a long glove here and a bold bow there— very wedding-friendly. We imagine most brides will mark this collection as “inspiration only” because of the lack of white and off-white shades, though.
Elie Saab Spring 2020 Couture
Minimalist brides avert your eyes! Elie Saab’s glittering, dramatic couture collection has arrived, and it is something! There are several veiled looks (including the last show-stopping bride), lots of bows, pink, dresses with trains, and big shoulders. Each is a stand-out piece and could one-hundred percent be aisle styles.
Chanel Spring 2020 Couture
Virginie Viard’s haute couture presentation, set in a romantic garden, suggested an homage to Coco Chanel herself. At 11-years-old, Chanel was sent to the convent of Aubazine after her mother died. There, she and the other girls would wear a uniform of white and black that would be adapted into her designs, eventually seen on the most stylish women of her time. What a full-circle moment!
And like at so many shows before, the Chanel haute couture bride has returned. The collection features lots of white, cream, and off-white dresses, and they would be the star of any wedding weekend wardrobe lineup. And of course, the show ended with a veiled look.
Alexis Mabille Spring 2020 Couture
Go big or go home—right? This season, French designer Alexis Mabille gave us a lot to work with— there are oversized bows, outerwear options, aisle styles, after-party dresses, welcome party and rehearsal dinner looks, and tons of dramatic inspiration.
Giambattista Valli Spring 2020 Couture
At the Jeu de Paume, Giambattista Valli exhibited his new couture collection open to the public, going against, perhaps, the norm of one the most exclusive seasons in the fashion world. What was presented was a feathered-headpiece-filled group of super wedding-friendly designs. We’re getting hints of other labels too (Chanel, Barbara Tfank, Monique Lhuillier, Emilia Wickstead, and Brock Collection), which when combined, creates an ideal bridal offering.
Christian Dior Spring 2020 Couture
Starting the first day of couture off strong, MGC’s Christian Dior Haute Couture collection celebrated women with Greco-Roman influences left and right. If you love draping, these are the pieces for you!
Schiaparelli Spring 2020 Couture
Daniel Roseberry’s Schiaparelli is still only just a little more than six months old, and while the label is known for its innovation, we’ve fallen for the more classic silhouettes for bridal-inspo. The relaxed and more tailored designs below are ideal for pre- and post-wedding events.