Prepare to have your jaw drop as we review the very best spring couture looks from the 2020 season!
Being in the dog days of winter, there is something so inviting about the Spring Couture collections when they debut in January. They give us all a much appreciated mental break from the cold and endless gray outside our windows. They’re also unapologetically lavish and feature hand-painted prints and detailing that ready-to-wear simply cannot cover.
Best Spring Couture Week Looks
Heading into the 2020 season in particular, I was highly anticipating Jean Paul Gaultier. After an impressive 50 year reign, he announced his retirement ahead of couture week with plans for the SS20 collection to be his very last.
True to form, Jean Paul Gaultier went out with a bang! The 100+ look collection was a celebration of his long career and a testament for his incredible talent. The runway also featured several familiar faces, including Dita Von Teese, the Hadid sisters and even Karlie Kloss – who stepped out of retirement for the event.
JPG aside, there was definitely A LOT to keep up with on the Parisian runways. From Dior and Chanel to Givenchy and Valentino, all the mainstay houses were out in full force! To help you whittle through it all, I wanted to curate a selection of the very best spring couture week looks that I have HIGH hopes will be making smashing appearances on red carpets in the months ahead. (Cannes Film Festival and MET Gala, anyone?)
Sit, back, relax and prepare to be impressed as you scroll through the best couture looks of the season below:
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Farewell Tour
Jean Paul Gaultier is always among my picks for the best spring couture looks but his final collection was especially special. Talk about a walking masterpiece. He will be greatly missed!
Mega Volume at Jean Paul Gaultier
How I imagine we should I walk into heaven.
A Master Class in Mixed Prints at Valentino
Pierpaolo Piccioli is a master of all things couture and seamlessly combining patterns and shape.
Valentino’s Ultra Sleek Eveningwear
Because it’s 2020 and wearing a ballgown isn’t your only option.
Georges Hobeika’s Mediterranean Landscape
Georges Hobeika’s Spring 2020 couture collection was a celebration of life by the Mediterranean sea, liberty and…pockets!
Patchwork at Viktor & Rolf
The Viktor & Rolf show is always one of the my favorite focal points of couture week! Every season they DELIVER with statement making looks that get us talking. For the Spring 2020 season, however, they took a more understated approach than the grandiose gowns of recent past. The collection featured a series of fresh patchwork looks that appear to have stepped right out of a historic romance novel.
Margiela’s Thesis on Plastic and Sustainability
For Spring 2020 couture, John Galliano thought quite a bit about the plastic planet we live in and the surplus of fashion surrounding us. With that in mind, he concocted a collection that repurposed items found in second hand stores and brought a story of sustainability to life on the runway. Definitely one of the most important and thoughtful collections of the season and a shoe in to be among the best spring couture looks.
Givenchy’s Love Affair with Shape
Clare Waight Keller is on a winning streak at Givenchy and she served up an array of best spring couture looks for the 2020 season that fashion lovers are sure to eat up! Get ready, because I think we’ll be seeing these very voluminous looks all over the red carpet.
A Sleek Givenchy
Flipping the switch, the Givenchy Spring 2020 couture collection also offered a series of ultra sleek and tailored looks. Tres chic!
Armani Prive’s Ode to Color
Armani Prive is always a favorite on the couture runways and the Spring 2020 collection was a true celebration of color! From beautiful greens and blues reminiscent of the sea to vibrant pinks – it was a fantastical collection filled with life.
Virginie Viard’s Garden at Chanel
Following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel cannot be an easy task but his successor Virginie Viard rose to the occasion with a sleek and fresh spring couture collection that was airy and ultra romantic.
Iris Van Herpen’s Expertise in Shape
Iris Van Herpen is truly in a league of her own and so it’s of course no surprise to see her land on a list of 2020’s best spring couture looks. Her signature finesse at shape was on a full display and I was especially smitten with this short number.
Iris Van Herpen’s Floating Masterpieces
Proving herself to be multi-talented, Iris also unveiled a series of flowing gowns that inventively combined watercolor with animal print.
Schiaparelli Proves Black is Still Cool
The Spring 2020 Schiaparelli couture collection was brimming with vibrant colors, but it was this ultra sleek black ensemble that resonated most in my mind.
Dior’s Greek Romance
Considering Grecian collections spring up with some frequency on the high fashion runways, the latest from Christian Dior didn’t feel altogether new. It did, however, feature some undeniably gorgeous gowns that I expect will be quite popular amongst the stars.
Razzle Dazzle at Zuhair Murad
Zuhair Murad never shies away from glitz and the Spring 2020 couture collection was no exception. In fact, things were dialed up several notches! From luxurious golds to sleek blacks and fiery reds in between, it was fabulously over-the-top in the best way.
The Modern Stephane Rolland Bride
One of the most beloved traditions of couture week? The couture brides we see spring up as the grande finale at many of the shows. For Spring 2020 in particular, I took to the Dream in Lace Instagram to poll everyone’s opinions and it was unanimous — Stephane Rolland’s chic modern bride was the overwhelming favorite!
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