Paris Fashion Week 2023: Best and Worst Dressed

Paris Fashion Week showcased the latest collections from some of the most renowned designers and luxury brands, including Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, and many other high-fashion brands. Celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Troye Sivan, and Paris Hilton graced the runway and attended a series of fashion shows. The collections on display inspire some of the latest trends in everyday fashion, especially sheer fabric and off-shoulder silhouettes. 

Kiko Kostadinov:

Kiko Kostadinov definitely made a statement at this year’s Paris Fashion Week. Boasting a total of 31 looks by Laura and Deanna Fanning, this collection combines earth tones, monochrome, and vibrant shades to portray elegance as a breath of fresh air. One of the outfits that stood out the most was a milk-white matching set consisting of a V-neck kimono-styled top and a sheer maxi skirt with a ruffle hem. The model looked effortlessly angelic and was dressed perfectly for any occasion, from a dinner party to a stroll on the beach. 

Andreas Kronthaler:

Andreas Kronthaler, widower of the late British designer Vivienne Westwood, modified some of the designer’s most iconic pieces by incorporating modern-day trends, such as knee-high boots, corsets and floral prints, while still staying true to her “anglomaniac” style. Kronthaler’s ability to merge the old and the new is evident in his playful look consisting of a lilac graphic sweatshirt, rough-edged vest, and sheer blue maxi skirt. The outfit showcases Westwood’s maximalist style through the inclusion of many small details. 

Alessandra Rich:

Womenswear brand Alessandra Rich stunned the fashion industry with its vintage Spring 2024 show. The majority of the collection utilizes silky black and cream-colored fabric with the rare inclusion of pink tweed. The showstopper was a lacy skin-tight dress with a Victorian-styled neckline. This design conveyed the delicate yet empowering brand image of Alessandra Rich.  


Miu Miu: 

Miu Miu’s show by Miuccia Prada featured well-tailored suit jackets, balloon miniskirts, and robe-like blazers. Linking all the outfits together with a navy blue theme, the collection conveyed  a “preppy” vibe with its shirts and cardigans. Unfortunately, the closing piece did not live up to expectations. Cailee Spaeny, who is cast as Priscilla Presley in the new Sofia Coppola biopic, walked down the runway in an oversized black suit jacket that goes all the way down to the ankles. Compared to the silhouettes of the other looks, this one feels awkward and lacks cohesion. Spaeny also had to clutch on to the jacket, as if it was going to fall apart at any second. 

Maison Margiela:

Known for its avant-garde designs and use of unconventional materials, Maison Margiela is a brand that specializes in fabric construction and androgynous clothing. However, designer John Galliano may have gone too far with a cardboard fisherman’s hat, faux leather corset, and polka dot-covered scraps. Its dull color scheme makes it unpleasant and confusing to look at, and it simply doesn’t belong on the runway. 


Casting supermodels such as Kaia Gerber and Sora Choi, Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino show tapped into the cutout and floral trends. Despite the implementation of geometric elements and sharp palettes, the show failed to impress. The texture of the pieces made them seem crafty and too much like origami. For example, Vittoria Ceretti donned a red gown chained with cutout flowers and plunging neckline. Apart from being oddly proportioned, the flower petals on the gown were crumpled at some spots and the thick material made the entire situation even messier.