Haute Couture, Spring-Summer 2022, Ghouls, Girls and Glorious Flights of Imagination.

Could you let your fashion fantasies run wild and wear these ethereal masterworks?

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A powerhouse siren song of a strapless gown by Zuhair Murad. A declaration of color, texture and bravura by Glenn Martens for Jean Paul Gaultier. Fragile, fantastic, floral dressing by Rahul Mishra. All image credits vogue.com unless noted.

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Calling all princesses. Zuhair Murad knows what you want. Off the shoulder gown magnificently embellished with gold rhinestones and embroidery, accented with panniers to add fullness. The definition of swoon-worthy.

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Sexy and sweet. Candy apple red mini crinoline dress, bejeweled. Zuhair Murad.

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The most elegant rhinestone bustier and shorts, draped in tulle. Zuhair Murad.

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Swashbuckling down the runway, pirate booty, dripping with gems. Zuhair Murad.

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A wearable lace fantasy. Zuhair Murad.

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As delicate as a spider’s web. Zuhair Murad.

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You don’t simply walk into a room with a gown like this. You glide, drift, or even better, float. Watch the entire gorgeous Zuhair Murad show video here.

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A masterful layering of glorious fabrics combined with skilled tailoring. Fendi.

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Kim Jones for Fendi. Examine the handwork. This is couture.

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Fendi bold color block gown accessorized with dramatic jewellery.

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Statement jewellery and ear cuffs designed by Delfina Delettrez, daughter of Silvia Venturini Fendi. Fashioned using natural crystal geodes and amethyst these pieces have a Gothic appeal, contrasting with the make-up which sparkles with rhinestones.

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A spiritual Renaissance image makes this gown exceptional. Fendi.

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Trim navy suit bedecked with shining sequins. The embroidered foliage on the incredible stockings looks alive. Fendi.

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Strapless high low gown with decadent hosiery. Fendi. Watch the entire Fendi show here, on youtube.

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Ghouls, girls and “bite me” fashion with six inch nails. Vampire inspired looks from Viktor & Rolf.

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You’d have to be bats not to appreciate this gorgeous moiré silk floor length cape. Viktor & Rolf.

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Viktor & Rolf raised the shoulders of the garments above the necks of the models with constructed corsets.

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Baby blue gown by Viktor & Rolf.

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Pretty in pink. Note the corset construction within the ruffled collar. Viktor & Rolf.

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The designers explained that the collection’s vampire focus was a metaphor for the fear of change. Certainly something for us all to think about. Watch the entire Viktor & Rolf couture show here.

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Rhinestones glitter on this zebra pattern gown by Jean Paul Gaultier by Belgian designer Glenn Martens.

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Dreamy diaphanous fabric in an exotic floral print formed into a textured gown. Jean Paul Gaultier by designer Glenn Martens.

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A late 19th century silhouette modernized for the brand by designer Glenn Martens for Jean Paul Gaultier.

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Jean Paul Gaultier by designer Glenn Martens. Sensational layers of ribbon woven over a corset bodice and translucent rose hued tulle.

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Linear pleats create a sensuous and boldly graphic silhouette. Jean Paul Gaultier by designer Glenn Martens.

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Texture, negative and positive space and plenty of attitude. Knitwear by Jean Paul Gaultier by designer Glenn Martens.

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A powerful ensemble created with the most delicate of fabrics. Jean Paul Gaultier by talented guest couturier designer Glenn Martens of Y/Project.

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1960’s styling and ladylike bows. Must-have thigh high open boots by Valentino.

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Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli focused on celebrating body diversity in this upbeat and rainbow optimistic collection. Valentino.

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Valentino. Casual chic.

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Purple power. Valentino.

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Formal trousers, bandeau top and bow embellished cloak. Valentino.

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Perfect pink strapless gown. Valentino. Watch the stunning Valentino show here.

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The palest of blues. Intricately embroidered deep plunge gown by Eli Saab.

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Eli Saab. Bold statement gown embellished in rhinestone embroidery.

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Eli Saab’s gowns create a sense of joy with satin, tulle and taffeta.

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Stunning craftsmanship by Eli Saab.

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Fantasy floral dressing by extraordinary Indian designer Rahul Mishra.

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Forest pixies don’t usually look this amazing. Rahul Mishra.

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Glorious embroidered top and chiffon covered trousers. Rahul Mishra.

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Magical ballgown by Rahul Mishra. Watch the enchanting show here.

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Brilliant skirt and blouse ensemble. Rahul Mishra.

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A masterpiece garden of embroidered florals. Rahul Mishra.

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Covered in delicate ruffles and butterflies, a couture dream come true. Rahul Mishra.


Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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