The Most Luxurious Pieces From the Spring 2019 Couture Shows
Earlier this month in Paris, couture week kicked off with a bang.
Couture is the highest form of fashion—a garment can take hundreds of hours to produce, and much of the work is done by skilled artisans, all by hand. It’s such a respected art form in France, that there’s a governing body that presides over the designers who do couture (and those who want to legally use the word to describe their garments) as well as those who want to present during the couture shows in Paris twice a year in January and July. Fashion editors, buyers, collectors and tastemakers flock to the shows to see the most creative, and often the most luxurious interpretations from their favorite fashion houses. Here, some of the most extravagant collections.