isn't just a type of fashion: It's a craft, an art form, a movement rooted in heritage and legacy. It includes clothing made from silicone
, pleats that take 200 hours to fold
, and sequins that get tacked on individually by hand
. It also happens to be the twice-a-year time that editors, bloggers, celebrities (seriously, have you seen Celine Dion nailing the Paris show circuit?!), and more gather to "ooh" and "ahh" over these one-of-a-kind gems. Oh, and to show off a little bit of their own aesthetic, too.
For some, gowns, cocktail dresses, and anything sparkly is reserved for special events only
. But for Couture Week (and its anything-goes ethos), wearing those over-the-top items you love is what makes the days running from runway to runway so damn worth it. Ahead, see the silk-y, satin-y, drop-dead looks from Couture Fashion Week that gave the catwalks themselves
some serious competition.