Couture Fashion Week 2020 Looks to Love

Irina Shayk walks the runway during the Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Theatre Du Chatelet on January 22, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

For the most passionate fashion lovers around the globe, Paris’s biannual Haute Couture Fashion Week in January and July are the most important dates on the fashion calendar. It is here each year that a curated selection of the most talented fashion houses showcase their newest creations. Historically Haute Couture fashion has been not only about unmatched craftsmanship, but also a form of wearable art. The 2020 edition of Couture Fashion Week just wrapped up so here are some of our favorite looks along with some key fashion trends to note!


Looks We Love from Haute Couture Fashion Week 2020


Sometimes, regardless of its beauty, haute couture is so over the top it’s hard to imagine anywhere it could actually be worn. However, during Haute Couture Week Spring/Summer 2020 the trend toward including looks that could be worn in everyday life continued to appear. Well, some people’s everyday life that is! The haute couture industry only has around 4000 clients worldwide. Why such a small number? The exorbitant cost and extensive custom fabrication process of true haute couture put it in a class of its own. So, while some looks may be slightly more subtle, the average fashion lover will still look upon haute couture as fashion art to be admired.

A model walks the runway during the Schiaparelli Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show January 22, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Fashion Trends to Note From Couture Fashion Week 2020

Despite a slight shift away from over-the-topness, haute couture still remains a true form of art presented as fashion. And as many art forms do, haute couture fashion often looks to the past. During Haute Couture Week 2020 Spring/Summer many designers made historical references in their designs. From numerous versions of Tudor ruff necks and pilgrim inspired shoes to 1970s patchwork and 80s flare, many designers took inspiration from fashions of the past. Can’t say we loved all these choices, but the interest was there for sure! However, this was not true for all houses. Some took the complete opposite approach and focused on pure futuristic innovation in both materials and forms.

Other trends from the fashion elite consisted of statement jewelry, bright solid silks, cotton lace, and evening stoles. As well, pleats, fringes, feathers, and other frills made their way across the runways.

Scroll on for some of our favorite looks from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020!

Valentino

A model walks the runway during the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer  in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show on January 22, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show on January 22, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Elie Saab

A model walks the runway during the Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show January 22, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Givenchy

Model Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Model Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Alexandre Vauthier

A model prepares backstage before the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Alexandre Vauthier backstage before the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
A model prepares backstage before the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring/Summer in Paris, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Alexandre Vauthier backstage before the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Chanel

A model walks the runway during the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Ralph & Russo

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring/Summer in Paris, France. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
Canadian model Winnie Harlow walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
Canadian model Winnie Harlow walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Dior

Details on the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Details on the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Detail on the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Details on the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Iris Van Herpen

A model walks the runway during the Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show on January 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show on January 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Schiaparelli

A model walks the runway during the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer show in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Words by Anna Beck Bimba

Feature Image: Irina Shayk walks the runway during the Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Theatre Du Chatelet on January 22, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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