The Fall 2023 haute couture season has reached its conclusion in Paris after a week of runway shows rife with elegance, magic, and luxury brought to life by the most skilled craftspeople working in fashion today. Sometimes fresh and imaginative, sometimes staid and stuffy, but always spectacular, couture week is when we get to witness the highest level of fashion craft. This season was another feast for the senses as the ateliers showed us what they were made of.
The latest guest designer to try his hand at Jean Paul Gaultier, Julien Dossena dug deep into the designer’s legendary back catalog while putting his own ornamental and lushly layered spin on some of its most iconic motifs.
While it’s not technically a couture house, Alaïa’s established practice of showing as part of the couture calendar, combined with the fact that it was simply a banger of a collection, earns it a high spot on our list.
Taking home the top spot is Schiaparelli, which saw creative director Daniel Roseberry combine a slew of artistic references with the house’s mastery of imaginative craft to deliver his most fantastical collection yet.
Here are The Impression’s picks for the Top 10 haute couture shows of the Fall 2023 season as selected by our editorial team.