Paris Fashion Week: Flower power and snowflakes

Feeling the heat in Paris?

In the summer sunshine of the French capital, big names like Carla Bruni and Catherine de Neuve kept cool courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier and his Autum/Winter 2017 Couture show.

A winter wonderland theme was created on the catwalk and white confetti snow fell as models, beautifully dressed for a chilly day, strode down the catwalk.

A new shoulder silhouette was just one sign that the French fashion guru is a man for all seasons.

#AnnaCleveland #GaultierParis #AW17 #PFWHair by #OdileGilbert Make up by #StephaneMarais Photo by FaceScoop pic.twitter.com/L8zPTCmqCG— Jean Paul Gaultier (JPGaultier) 5 juillet 2017

Another high point of Haute Couture Week in Paris was the bold colours and blissful beauty of Valentino.

#ValentinoHauteCouture: a double coat with orange & pale blue cashmere intarsia worn over a georgette blouse, a rose top & an amaranth skirt pic.twitter.com/zwWbU51xHs— Valentino (@MaisonValentino) 5 juillet 2017

“Arariel”: the last look of the #ValentinoHauteCouture #FallWinter1718 Show is a blast of pink elegance with puffed sleeve & a deep neckline pic.twitter.com/gzuhKRsuMq— Valentino (@MaisonValentino) 6 juillet 2017

Film director Sofia Coppola and actress Brie Larson were among those at the side of the catwalk, watching the first solo collection for the fashion house by Pierpaolo Piccioli.

Sofia Coppola attended the #ValentinoHauteCouture #FallWinter1718 Show in a green dress with an hip-hop twist from the #Resort18 Collection. pic.twitter.com/dJJ4A11ZgD— Valentino (@MaisonValentino) 7 juillet 2017

And the Paris Haute Couture shows would not have been complete without the legendary Karl Lagerfeld.

Flower power ruled on the runway as he showcased his new collection for the Italian Fashion house Fendi.

“@Fendi is daring, without being bombastic.” Read the Vogue verdict on #FendiHauteFourrure in full: https://t.co/8lvOzQbLWQ pic.twitter.com/fdBzbrP6KU— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) 7 juillet 2017

It was all bloomin’ marvellous!
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