Style & Beauty

33 Of The Most Show-Stopping Looks From Paris Fall 2018 Couture Week

One dress looks exactly like a bed. No joke.
07/05/2018 03:32pm ET

We can always count on couture to remind us how extravagant fashion can be. The fall 2018 couture shows, which came to a close on Thursday (yes, during the summer) in Paris, were no exception.

There were breathtakingly beautiful gowns from Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab, puzzling layers (and ankle-strap phone holders) at Maison Margiela, very, very big hair at Valentino and a whole lot of fuzzy pink ensembles across the board. At Givenchy, we also saw yet another gorgeous collection from Clare Waight Keller ― the woman behind the Duchess of Sussex’s instantly iconic wedding gown. And at Chanel, model Adut Akech made history as the second black woman to close the couture show as designer Karl Lagerfeld’s “bride.” (Alek Wek was the first in 2004.)

Needless to say, there were plenty of eye-catching looks ― both stunning and a little bizarre (see: Viktor & Rolf’s literal bed gown). See for yourself below:

1
Giambattista Valli
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2
Armani Privé
Peter White via Getty Images
3
Valentino
Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images
4
Maison Margiela
Thierry Chesnot via Getty Images
5
Stéphane Rolland
Richard Bord via Getty Images
6
Chanel
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis via Getty Images
7
Elie Saab
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
8
Viktor & Rolf
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
9
Valentino
Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images
10
Iris Van Herpen
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
11
Schiaparelli
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis via Getty Images
12
Elie Saab
Peter White via Getty Images
13
Jean-Paul Gaultier
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
14
Fendi
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
15
Givenchy
Peter White via Getty Images
16
Schiaparelli
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis via Getty Images
17
Jean-Paul Gaultier
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
18
Giambattista Valli
Dominique Charriau via Getty Images
19
Iris Van Herpen
Peter White via Getty Images
20
Givenchy
Peter White via Getty Images
21
Alexandre Vauthier
Foc Kan via Getty Images
22
Giambattista Valli
Estrop via Getty Images
23
Givenchy
Peter White via Getty Images
24
Viktor & Rolf
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
25
Ralph & Russo
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
26
Zuhair Murad
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
27
Chanel
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis via Getty Images
28
Zuhair Murad
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
29
Guo Pei
Thierry Chesnot via Getty Images
30
Alexis Mabille
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
31
Ralph & Russo
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
32
Viktor & Rolf
Peter White via Getty Images
33
Alexis Mabille
Peter White via Getty Images
Paris Couture Fashion Week Spring 2018