Last week we got to feast our eyes on all the tulle, lace, fine handiwork, beads, frills and drop-dead gorgeous pieces of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Limited only to designers who’s garments are created by hand in their atelier studios in Paris, it’s by far the most dreamy and romantic week in fashion. And it successfully transports us to a fantasy world. And this year even more so than usual.

World-renowned trend forecaster, Lidewij Edelkoort explained this saying, ‘In these times of fear, in the big parts of the world, in densely-structured fighting societies, fashion tends to become very extravagant. There’s more urgency, I believe, to truly change form. It has been too basic for too long, and we need to have a new incentive. Theatrical clothes are going to be important.’

We loved the garden setting at Dior, the mirrored run way at Chanel and Giambattista Valli’s pretty pink ruffled pieces along with Viktor & Rolf’s brightly coloured tulle – all ensured a spectacular showcasing of the very best of French design.

Here are all the pieces which got us swooning.

Chanel

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Christian Dior

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Schiaparelli

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Iris Van Herpen

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Giambattista Valli

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Maison Margiela

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Elie Saab

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Viktor & Rolf

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Valentino

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