Haute Couture, summer 2019: Chanel unveils shimmering gowns, minus Lagerfeld


Haute Couture is the pinnacle of French elegance. It exists to push the boundaries of what fashion is capable of. For the summer 2019 collections shown at Paris Fashion Week, Chanel reconstructs a vast 18th century Italian villa at the Grand Palais to show off its latest shimmering offering. Dior recreates a high-glamour trip to the circus. And Jean Paul Gaultier pays tribute to the ocean, Japan, and David Bowie via the unlikely medium of pleats.