The 11 Memorable Looks From Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

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This year’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week served sights, styles, and spectacles. But while the runway presentations were magnificent, the front row for every show was just as striking.

Here are 11 of the most memorable looks from this year’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week:

1. Coco Rocha in Jean Paul Gaultier

The 33-year-old model looked like a golden architectural marvel at the Jean Paul Gaultier x Olivier Rousteing show. She wore an archival piece from Jean Paul Gaultier’s 2013 collection.

Coco Rocha posing in a gold archival piece for the Jean Paul Gaultier x Olivier Rousteing showCoco Rocha posing in a gold archival piece for the Jean Paul Gaultier x Olivier Rousteing show on July 6, 2022 (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

If there’s anyone who can work an extraordinary look, it’s definitely Coco Rocha. She knows how to pose and create beautiful shapes that make the garment look even better.

Coco Rocha in an archival Jean Paul Gaultier piece with a stylish updo and ankle-strap heelsCoco Rocha in an archival Jean Paul Gaultier piece with a stylish updo and ankle-strap heels (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

Earlier this week, Coco also attended the Iris van Herpen show. She wore a Fall 2021 structured minidress with a strapless neckline and feathered detailing. Coco finished off her look with a tight bun and ankle-strap heels.

On her Instagram, Coco shared a video of her striking a plethora of dramatic poses as she waited for the show to begin. She mentioned that she arrived early for the Dutch designer’s 15th-anniversary couture show.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. North West and Kim Kardashian in Jean Paul Gaultier

The mother-and-daughter duo joined Coco in celebrating Olivier Rousteing’s couture show for Jean Paul Gaultier. They arrived wearing matching mommy and me pinstriped looks and faux nose rings, adding a bit of a steampunk vibe to their outfits.

Kim Kardashian wore an exclusive Olivier Rousteing look as an homage to Madonna’s controversial outfit at the 1992 amfAR Gala.

Meanwhile, North West oozed cool-girl edge in a pinstriped set with knee-high combat boots.

North West and Kim Kardashian in matching pinstriped looks with combat boots and platform heelsNorth West and Kim Kardashian in matching pinstriped looks with combat boots and platform heels (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

3. Jourdan Dunn in Jean Paul Gaultier

All eyes were on Jourdan Dunn as she sashayed in her see-through look that left little to the imagination. The British model made an appearance at the Jean Paul Gaultier show in an archival piece from Spring 2020.

It featured a strapless neckline, a boned corset, and a structured sheer skirt that showed off her underwear.

Jourdan Dunn wearing a risqué look from the Jean Paul Gaultier archiveJourdan Dunn wearing a risqué look from the Jean Paul Gaultier archive (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

The 31-year-old swept her long braids up in a high ponytail and completed her look with towering peep-toe heels.

Jourdan Dunn flashing her underwear in a see-through Jean Paul Gaultier look with peep-toe platform heelsJourdan Dunn flashing her underwear in a see-through Jean Paul Gaultier look with peep-toe platform heels (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

4. Kate Beckinsale in Elie Saab

Looking lovely in purple, Kate Beckinsale stepped out in a Fall 2022 minidress from Elie Saab. It featured ruffled shoulders, pleated detailing, and a plunging neckline that showed off her décolletage.

Kate Beckinsale wearing an all-purple Fall 2022 look at the Elie Saab Haute Couture showKate Beckinsale wearing an all-purple Fall 2022 look at the Elie Saab Haute Couture show on July 6, 2022 (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

The English rose accessorized with a matching purple leather bag and Pasquale Bruni jewelry. She rounded out her look with her signature ponytail and purple ankle-strap platform heels.

Kate Beckinsale sitting in the front row with Olympic gold medalist Eileen Gu and British actress Nazanin BoniadiKate Beckinsale sitting in the front row with Olympic gold medalist Eileen Gu and British actress Nazanin Boniadi (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

5. Keira Knightley in Chanel

The 37-year-old actress rarely makes public appearances, but she made an exception for this year’s Chanel Haute Couture show.

Keira Knightley attended the event with her husband James Righton, who looked cool in his suit and sunglasses.

James Righton and Keira Knightley making a rare public appearance at Chanel’s Haute Couture showJames Righton and Keira Knightley making a rare public appearance at Chanel’s Haute Couture show on July 5, 2022 (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

She embodied the chic French-girl look in a black velvet halter dress from the label’s Pre-Fall 2022 collection. It featured lace accents, a scalloped trim, and a charming black bow detail.

The Chanel muse styled it with two-tone Mary Jane shoes, a black quilted Chanel bag, a tousled bob, and movie-star shades.

Keira Knightley with husband James Righton looking effortlessly chic and cool at the Chanel Haute Couture showKeira Knightley with husband James Righton looking effortlessly chic and cool at the Chanel Haute Couture show (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

6. Clemence Poesy in Chanel

In a sea of couture gowns and dresses, Clemence Poesy stood out in her red calfskin leather set. She wore a cropped jacket over a crisp white shirt tucked into matching red leather shorts.

A tousled blonde bob and two-tone T-strap heels provided the finishing touches to this understated look.

Clemence Poesy wearing a red leather set from Chanel’s Resort 2023 collectionClemence Poesy wearing a red leather set from Chanel’s Resort 2023 collection (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

7. Lucy Boynton in Chanel

The 28-year-old British actress stepped out in a retro-chic look with a modern edge. Lucy Boynton wore a monochromatic long-sleeved jacket with art deco buttons and a boxy silhouette. She wore it with a pair of black shorts, black sunglasses, and a black shoulder bag.

Channeling Pebbles Flintstone, she styled her hair in an artfully messy topknot with a Chanel hair accessory. She completed her look with a red lip and polished loafers with gold detailing.

Lucy Boynton wearing a Chanel Cruise 2023 boxy jacket with a Pebbles Flintstone bun and polished loafersLucy Boynton wearing a Chanel Cruise 2023 boxy jacket with a Pebbles Flintstone bun and polished loafers (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

8. Elle MacPherson in Dior

The Australian supermodel breezed through the Dior Haute Couture show in a summery Resort 2021 look. Her beige dress featured a high neckline, a contrasting crochet bodice, and pleated detailing on the bottom of the skirt.

Elle MacPherson looking delightfully summery in a Resort 2021 look at the Dior Haute Couture showElle MacPherson looking delightfully summery in a Resort 2021 look at the Dior Haute Couture show on July 4, 2022 (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

She added pops of color to her outfit courtesy of the pattern on her high block heels. Minimal makeup, tousled waves, and a Dior handbag completed the details of Elle MacPherson’s Dior look.

The 58-year-old icon brought a special date to accompany her to the show in Paris. She attended the event with her 24-year-old son Flynn Busson, who looked handsome in his black suit and aviator shades.

Elle MacPherson with son Flynn Busson at the Dior Haute Couture showElle MacPherson with son Flynn Busson at the Dior Haute Couture show (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

9. Lily Aldridge in Dior

Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge exuded refined elegance at the Dior show. She wore a Resort 2023 cream-colored cropped jacket with contrasting black trim and intricate embroidery. Lily wore it over a black silk button-up shirt, which she tucked into a cream-colored midi skirt.

The 36-year-old model styled her hair in a sleek, center-parted bun that showed off her diamond rings. Minimal makeup and black pointy-toe pumps provided the finishing touches to her elegant look.

Lily Aldridge in a cream-colored Dior Resort 2023 look with black pointy-toe pumpsLily Aldridge in a cream-colored Dior Resort 2023 look with black pointy-toe pumps (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

10. Zoe Saldana in Dior

The 44-year-old actress embraced her Hispanic heritage at the Flamenco-inspired Dior Haute Couture show.

Zoe Saldana wore a white camisole under an ivory vest with a contrasting black trim and crochet lace detailing. She also wore an ivory open-weave midi skirt with floral details.

The Law & Order actress styled it with a wide black leather belt, drop earrings, bangles, rings, and a pearl necklace.

To finish off her look, she wore a pair of black bow-trimmed pumps with squared toes and low heels.

Zoe Saldana wearing an ivory and lace look with bow-trimmed pumps at the Dior Haute Couture showZoe Saldana wearing an ivory and lace look with bow-trimmed pumps at the Dior Haute Couture show (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

11. Alessandra Ambrósio in Giorgio Armani

Finally, we have Alessandra Ambrósio in an effortlessly chic look at the Armani Privé show.

The 41-year-old supermodel wore a long, stretch wool gilet with a single-button closure. It featured a plunging V-shaped neckline and slight draping on the waistline.

She also wore matching stretch-wool pants with a straight-leg silhouette.

Alessandra Ambrosio looking chic in a two-piece suit from Giorgio Armani at the Armani Privé showAlessandra Ambrosio looking chic in a two-piece suit from Giorgio Armani at the Armani Privé show on July 5, 2022 (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

The Brazilian multi-hyphenate star went braless to the event, showing off the crisscross straps on the back of the gilet.

Alessandra also carried a round black leather clutch with a metal top handle. She kept her styling minimal with slightly tousled waves, a silver watch, and a chain bracelet.

Embellished heels and a lime-colored pedicure for a pop of color provided the finishing touches to Alessandra’s effortlessly chic look.

Alessandra Ambrosio showing some skin in a Giorgio Armani gilet with rear crisscross strapsAlessandra Ambrosio showing some skin in a Giorgio Armani gilet with rear crisscross straps (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

Which look was your favorite from this year’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week?

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