10 July 2015

Potential Royal Couture of the Day: July 10

It's couture week in Paris, as the Fall 2015 Couture shows strut down the runway and right onto our screens for a round of style speculation. A few of our resident couture-wearers from Luxembourg made their wish lists from the front row:

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and daughter Princess Alexandra posed with Mr. Armani himself before attending the Armani Privé show, where they sat next to Athina Onassis and Roberta Armani.

Meanwhile, Princess Claire revisited the world of her wedding gown designer with a seat for the Elie Saab show between her mother and Nieves Álvarez.

And we shall make our wish lists from right here (click the designer names to go to the full collection):

Valentino's collection was a mix of capes and dark colors and ruffles, so they've basically just thrown up the bat signal for Queen Máxima and Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Sheikha Mozah to come on in.

Chanel's collection felt surprisingly basic to me this time around, but I suspect it is tailor made for the likes of Princess Caroline and Sheikha Mozah to do a little closet replenishment.

It is possible that this week has left you with a serious thirst for ballgowns. Here, have some Elie Saab. Predictable, but in times like these, it's important to know where to turn.

A sprinkling of other collections to investigate as you pick out what you'd like to see on the royal runway:
  • I sincerely hope the Ladies of Lux did not get any ideas regarding the waist ruffles at that Armani Privé show.
  • Zuhair Murad sent models in tiaras down the runway, practically screaming for some more royal attention after Princess Sofia wore one of his dresses at her pre-wedding dinner.
  • Christian Dior looks are often fully bespoke when we see them on royal ladies (Princess Charlene, Queen Mathilde, etc.), but you never know what might turn up.
  • There's part of me that's dying for noted ruffle fan Crown Princess Mette-Marit to try the end looks from Giambattista Valli, just for kicks. But I think not even the royal palace has hallways large enough to accommodate that particular flight of fancy.
Photos: via Getty Images and Style.com