This week in couture: Europe was teeming with celebrities, stars, and fashionistas who headed to the capital cities of Rome and Paris for potentially the most fabulous event in fashion: Couture Fashion Week 2015. The spectacles were grand, the gowns gorgeous, and after parties incomparable. Yet it's always worth noting the hard core fans that remain close to each master designer. Karl Lagerfeld and Kristen Stewart have a history of campaign collaborations, and this season, she was the casino's ring leader, ushering A-list celebrities to their designated tables before the show began. Over at Giambattista Valli, long time friend and Italian socialite Bianca Brandolini A'dda chatted up Jessica Alba, while front row fixture Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief watched on.
Over in Rome, head designers of Valentino the duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showed their collection in Italy's capital city where the brand is headquartered. The Valentino Mirabilia Romae Fashion show at Piazza Mignanelli hosted the founder Valentino Garavani who watched on cosily with Oscar winners Gwenyth Paltrow and Tilda Swinton. Keeping in step with noir-themed looks from Italian haute couture designers, Armani Privé invited Hollywood A-listers Naomi Watts, Clive Ownes, Marissa Tomei and the Internet's favourite couple, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
Raf Simmons for Dior brightened up the scene with a purple carpeted catwalk and a slew of top entertainers. From Lupita Nyong'o to singer Grimesz, the crowd experienced the subtle elegant looks from his 2015 couture line in a kaleidoscope venue that competed with Chanel's theatrical casino at Grand Palais in Paris, and Valentino's historic Roman Piazza. Location and guest lists aside, this year was an exciting time for couture where cutting edge designs from additional designers such as Viktor & Rolf, Bouchra Jarrar, and Ulyana Seergenko, to name a few, flooded the internet and pushed the envelope yet again.
Chanel Couture show: Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, and Lara Stone sit at the gambling tables.
Chanel Couture show: Vanessa Paradis and Jemima Kirk gambling at the Chanel Couture show.
Kendall Jenner was the bride of the Chanel Couture show.
Gwenyth Paltrow and Valentino sit front row at the Couture show in Rome.
Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp sit front row at Valentino Couture.
Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pier Paolo Piccioli take their final walk while guests including Franca Sozzani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Gwyneth Paltrow and Valentino Garavani cheered on.
Derek Blasberg and Jessica Alba sit front row at Giambattista Valli Couture show in Paris.
Derek Blasberg, Jessica Alba, Bianca Brandolini A'dda, and Franca Sozzani sit front row at Giambattista Valli Couture show in Paris.
Giambattista Valli takes the final walk at his 2015 Couture Show.
The Russian fashion pack: Ulyana Sergeenko, Elena Perminova, Mira Duma front row at Dior Couture.
Emily Blunt, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, and Lupita Nyong'o attend the Dior Couture show.
A psychadelic garden party was the scene at the Dior Couture show.
Naomi Watts, Clive Ownes, Marisa Tomei, Bianca Brandolini A'dda, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen at Armani Privé.
Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, and Marissa Tomei front row at Armani Privé.