Photo: Molly SJ Lowe and Courtesy of Valentino. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee.
The last day of Paris Couture was full of dramatic collections. Viktor & Rolf, channeling youth in more ways than one, sent a lineup of doll-head-topped models à la Frank down the runway in ruffled bomber-coat dresses, patchwork jeans, and Doc Martens.
Valentino’s show featured measured minimalism, with sharp-shouldered fur coats in jewel tones paraded alongside plunging sheer gowns.
Meanwhile, Elie Saab went all-out Game of Thrones with brocade jackets and regal velvet dresses paired with wrap-around headbands and flowing locks. For inspiration, the designer imagined a world of “fallen kings, defeated by a fearless and heroic sisterhood … bright and brave warrior queens they were, are, and forever will be.” It’s safe to say Sansa Stark would be into it.
Click through for photographer Molly SJ Lowe’s surreal backstage photos from the Paris shows.