If there’s anything we look forward to at fashion week just as much as the shows, it’s seeing the adventurous looks our favourite celebrities and influencers cultivate for the front rows. Paris Fashion Week began this week, and A-listers from Rihanna to Anya Taylor- Joy embraced dark and sultry looks on the front rows of Dior and Off White.
Voir has your rundown of the fiercest Paris Fashion Week looks so far.
Rihanna has become the queen of maternity style in recent weeks. The singer took her pregnancy fashion to new heights on her way to Dior’s FW22 show in Paris, donning a sheer black gown that displayed her lovable bump. Keeping to an all-black theme, the star adorned leather boots and a leather coat with chunky silver jewellery as maroon lips added to the smouldering attire. The look marks the star’s most risque maternity wear to date.
Model Lauren Wasser brought futuristic charm to the crowd of Off White’s Virgil Abloh tribute show. Covering her chest with nothing but an Off White puffer, the model dared all, paying homage to Abloh’s unafraid designs. Wasser paired the jacket with a bold blue skirt and chunky sunglasses in a matching hue.
Mai Lee was a ray of sunshine on the front row of Koche’s FW22 show. The self-proclaimed fashion fanatic dressed head to toe in bright yellow with a Koche blazer dress and platform Versace heels.
Adding some 1980s glamour to the streets of Paris, model Clara Berry graced the front row of Koche’s show in a geometric print shirt over a casual jogger/ jumper pairing in mint green. The look was comfortable but chic!
Zulay injected a dose of danger to the front row of Off White’s show in a sultry all-black look. Her cut-out panel dress in a dark obsidian hue was matched with long leather boots featuring the brand’s witty ‘for walking’ phrase. The star attended the show with her husband Paul Pogba who wore an all-white fit’. The pair brought an elegant black and white appeal- perfect for attending a show by a label known for zebra print looks.
As one of the biggest faces of Dior, it comes as no surprise actress Anya Talor- Joy was a vision of opulence on the front row of the fashion house’s Paris show. Wearing a floral beaded dress, the star embraced her infamous 1960s aesthetic in a chunky black headband and pointed heels.
Fashion week connoisseur Leonie Hanne stepped out on the streets of Paris in a racy crystal two-piece by GCDS. Covering for the chilly February breeze, the German Blogger wore a grey blazer and accessorised with a silver purse and heels (which she designed herself in collaboration with Italian luxury brand Liu Jo).
Former Victoria Secret Model Taylor Hill had a floral moment on the front row of Off White. In a cream blazer dress and 60s style white boots; the stunning brunette looked elegant and colourful.
Tamara Kalinic brought a highlighter green moment to Off White’s show. The daring look featured a neon cropped tee and trenchcoat paired with cargo pants and peep-toe heels. The star perfectly complemented the vivid runway looks.
Why carry one purse when you could carry two? Was the question asked by model Hanna on the streets of Paris this week. Carrying the inventive reversible Victoria/Tomas purse on her shoulder, the model paired a green cut-out tee with studded ripped jeans and a structured leather blazer for a stylish green and black ensemble.
Pharrel and family were a vision of co-ordinated family-style on the front row of Off White. Singer Pharrell wore a large grey trench in harmony with his wife Helen Lasichanh who added to the peaceful tone of the look in a line art blazer.
For the Dior show, fashion expert Valentina Ferragni had a pocketed little black dress moment on the streets of Paris. The gown was pleated with adorable pockets.
Contrasting the dark gown was Ferragni’s miniature Dior purses in orange and pink which were tiny enough to be carried by the star’s fingers.
The show-stopping Rochas looks didn’t stop at Bruna. Looking as classic as the roman- style statue she posed next to, Alexandra Pereira wore a Rochas dress which imitated artwork. The high neck gown featured primary colours like orange and yellow in abstract patterns creating a psychedelic look from Rochas SS22 collection.
Shifting to a nighttime look, Wang’s second fashion week attire was fit for a ball. In a sequined Alexander Vauthier gown, Wang fit in perfectly amongst the expensive chandelier-ed setting.
The Vauthier dress featured padded shoulders, a triangular cut, and flared sleeves- another of Vauthier’s unique yet stunning designs.
Adding a splash of colour to Paris, Jessica Wang covered her checkerboard print midi dress with the ultimate yellow raincoat. The coat- designed by Maison Margiela- was waist-length in style and lined with a soft suede material.
The fashionista paired the look with an inventive twist on the black boot trend, as she donned a pair crafted by sheer material instead of traditional leather.
Heading to Balmain’s show, artist Yendry added to the dark and daring looks of the night. Exposing her torso, the star paired sheer trousers with a cropped tee and leather trench to cultivate a classic look with a risque twist.
Dangerously fierce but with a splash of pink feminine flair- Aleali May struck the perfect balance between what makes a woman powerful with her Balmain show look. The star posed on a staircase wearing wet leather look trousers, a suede jacket and a triangular corset top contrasted by a bright pink Balmain purse.
Gucci is known for luxury, so it comes as no surprise that Lenonie Hanne was a vision of
opulence when dressed head to toe in the brand this Fashion Week. Pairing a two-toned
lace dress with fur arm cuffs and oversized Gucci shades, the fashion icon stunned on the
At this point, Leonie is merely one- uping herself when it comes to iconic fashion week looks.
The blonde posed on her Parisian balcony in a fluorescent Georges Hobeika dress with puffy fur trim and metallic lace-up heels for a fun and futuristic look.
Bruna brought boots like never before to the Rochas Paris show. Reaching the star’s upper thighs, the boots imitated flames rising from the ground. Ensuring the iconic shoe stood out, the star dressed in a ruched, lace-trimmed black dress by the brand.
Alexandra Guerain played with contrasting shades of brown to cultivate a satisfyingly coordinated street style look. The founder of ohakids wore a long tan blazer, taupe corset, and baggy Mugler jeans for a casual but stylish look.
Taking us back to our Y2K childhoods, Carla Ginola brought back the iconic jean/ dress combo which we haven’t seen since the days of Disney Channel. In a glittering pink Koche dress over loose fitted jeans and a miniature Barbie pink purse, the star dazzled in the outfit of our childhood fantasies.
Black-ish star Yara Shahidi posed to her Instagram followers in a military beige look during Paris Fashion Week. Wearing a Dior structured cape, pleated mini skirts, and tie-up boots, Yara took smart casual to another level.
Storming the streets of Paris, Filipino actress Hearte Evangelista wore the little black dress of our dreams. The SS22 Balmain tweed dress was glittering and embellished with gold buttons, giving the star an air of Parisian elegance.
Sticking to the all-black memo of many Paris Fashion Week styles, Evangelista is accessorised with platform lace-up boots and a miniature purse in the sultry shade.
Tweed was the material on actress Lucy Ramos’ mind at the FW22 Balmain show. Dressed head to toe in the brand, the star moved away from the black dress trend that most stars chose to adorn, instead opting for a ripped white suit with an oversized Balmain bag.
Looking to the runways of 1990s Thierry Mugler for inspiration, Brazilian actress Lancellotti took Paris fashion week’s Little Black Dress trend to futuristic heights. Posing behind a green setting, the star wore a draped- effect, high neck dress by Balmain with a white clutch purse.
Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch is slowly emerging as our fashion week hero. In a sequined off the shoulder gown, the star’s Old Hollywood look perfectly complemented her sleeked back hair and nude make-up.
Pastel hues took centre stage in Caroline Ebo’s Paris look. Donning pastel purple jeans and a ruched duo-toned Hosjberg shirt, the influencer graced the back of a limo in zestful style.
It isn’t just on the tennis court that Serena Williams is serving. Williams contrasted the all-black looks in Balmain’s crowd with a crushed velvet green gown. The dress was embellished with golden beads and the look was finished with a cropped blazer in a matching hue.
Words By Olivia Booth
Graphics By Gerasim Kutsarov