34 Paris Street Style Looks That Took My Breath Away

Bonjour and welcome to a gallery full of incredible street style looks. The Haute Couture schedule has been running for the past few days in Paris, and with the sun shining and the most exceptional clothes available, the result is an absolute feast for the eyes. Where the ready-to-wear shows in February and September offer a more realistic, filtered view on the trends and how one can incorporate them into an existing wardrobe, Couture is all about extravagance. It’s a small pocket of time when the wealthiest shoppers descend on the fashion capital to cherry-pick next season’s big purchases and showcase the pieces they’ve already invested in. It’s wonderful timing ahead of the autumn/winter 2022 season to see which new looks might pick up momentum first, even if they exist on the more outré end of the style spectrum. For those of us who appreciate a dressing-up moment, Couture provides a few magical days where no gown is too big, no jewellery too sparkly and no combination too loud. 

We’ve had Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker on the ground to capture all of the most incredible looks. from luxe feathered creations courtesy of Giambattista Valli to modern monochrome looks from Chanel and surrealist creations from Schiaparelli, here are the wild and wonderful best street style looks from Haute Couture Fashion Week…

Style Notes: This dramatic corseted top over black trousers reminds me of a chic Emma Watson look from a few years ago.

Style Notes: A mix of vintage-look and modern accessories makes this combination very unique.

Style Notes: Balenciaga’s It boots are suddenly cropping up everywhere and they look great with bare legs in a very noughties way.

Style Notes: Schiaparelli’s signature sculptural jewellery is nothing short of show-stopping.

Style Notes: Cropped blazers are gaining momentum as a trend—have you tried one yet?

Style Notes: Metallics are never not in fashion, but I particularly like the idea of a shiny skirt with a sharp shirt.

Style Notes: All the va-va-voom we’d expect from this time of year.

Style Notes: Feathers were a popular choice and give a strong indicator of the forthcoming party season’s biggest trend.

Style Notes: Cut-out dresses are still a popular choice with the style set. Some went for signficant reveals, others more subtle.

Style Notes: Full, swishy ’50s-style skirts are making a comeback and look particularly fresh with crop tops.

Style Notes: When it doubt, for for a Beyoncé-worth sheer gown and you’ll fit right into the Couture scene.

Style Notes: A sparkly jacket like this would look so cool with jeans for a night out.

Style Notes: An extravagant dress doesn’t need loads of accessories. A simple pair of sandals will do.

Style Notes: Like a beautiful sea creature, this plissé pleated dress is a real stunner.

Style Notes: Sometimes, simpler is better. This elegant shirt and denim skirt combination is one that’s easier to copy IRL.

Style Notes: Short co-ords have been trending hard all summer longer. This bodice style takes the idea up a notch. 

Style Notes: Giving Morticia vibes and I like it. Black dresses were chosen by many and will continue to be a strong choice going into autumn.

Style Notes: I would never have thought to put together a jazzy waistcoat and wide-leg trousers, but it works.

Style Notes: Tweed was order of the day over at Giambattista, and it looks so cute with that gold trim.

Style Notes: Romantic floral dresses can be grounded by black accessories.

Style Notes: Olivia Palermo always nails the pretty dress code: Guipere lace, bow shoes and a feather handbag? Tick, tick, tick.

Style Notes: This in a sweeter colour wouldn’t be half as cool—the chartreuse shade makes it really individual.

Style Notes: Simply divine! A pink dress clearly never fails to impress.

Style Notes: My favourite look of all. This pink gown is just so joyful.

Style Notes: A Chanel jacket and jeans is a classic combination. Wide-leg jeans makes the idea very current.

Style Notes: Chanel cycling shorts… Why not?

Style Notes: Off-the-shoulder blazers started coming to the fore a few years ago but they look just as sophisticated now.

Style Notes: Trust Anna to bring all the drama!

Style Notes: Biker jackets are big news yet again—the autumn shows were full of them in every colour, shape and finish.

Style Notes: Pink, swishy and feathery was clearly the order of the day.

Style Notes: An black maxi looks great contrasted with silver accessories.

Style Notes: Exaggerated tailoring and sky-high heels is quite the power look. Up next, Hailey Bieber’s favourite moisturiser.