Couture week has been nothing short of amazing. Doja Cat and her commitment to turning a look, beautiful gowns at Giambattista Vali and Miss Sohee, and tons of glamour. Yesterday’s schedule, day three, was highly anticipated, with couture legend Jean Paul Gaultier’s guest edit by Haider Ackermann and Valentino. Pierpaolo’s Valentino never disappoints, and this spring/summer 2023 couture collection was no different. Voluminous gowns, vibrant color palette of neon greens, tangerine, and Valentino pink, ruffles, trains, taffeta, feathers — it was a confection of exuberance.
Among the many dazzling couture creations (a few of which we predict we’ll be seeing on the Oscar’s red carpet), but one look in particular that stood out was look 46. And for so many reasons. It’s this black strapless mini dress with a bow paired with black tights and a lilac cape. Stunning. This is modern couture at its finest. The dress can easily be worn alone for a more paired-down formal look or full-on glam with the cape. Another thing that excites us about this look is that it’s worn by a curved model, Apollo Yom. As the industry still has a ways to go in terms of full diversity and real inclusion on the runway, seeing someone like Yom with beautiful curves in a couture-made dress? MORE OF THIS!
Check back tomorrow for more fashion and our next couture look of the day.