The haute couture collections arguably provide the best fashion moments of the year—a whirlwind of glittering paillettes, hand-sewn lace and over-the-top embroidery served up by masters of their craft including Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace and Giorgio Armani, to name only a few. No one is more fashion obsessed than our EIC Rachel Zoe, which is why we asked her which pieces caught her very discerning eye. Here, 11 mind-blowing catwalk creations that Rachel wants in her closet ASAP.
"Donatella's vision of couture is next level—I can't wait to see this gown on the red carpet somewhere glamorous, like the Venice Film Festival."
"There's always a reason to celebrate the incredible Giambattista Valli, but this year is special because it's the 10th anniversary of his line. This magical dress embodies everything I love about Giamba."
"Karl Lagerfeld is a master when it comes to making the perfect party dress. I want to wear this on my birthday!"
"This look defines haute couture—it's futuristic, intricate and luxurious all at the same time."
"This dress is John Galliano doing what he does best in tiers of feminine, floral origami."
"Raf Simons finds a way to make even the most elegant, simple gown feel edgy and modern."
"I always love a disco jumpsuit—and when it's covered in sequins and beads, even better."