Kim Kardashian and Nicole Kidman’s surprise appearances on the Balenciaga runway wowed style watchers, as did Olivier Rousteing’s guest couture collection for Jean-Paul Gaultier

Haute Couture Week is all about celebrating extravagant designs and exceptional craftsmanship on the runway, and the autumn/winter 2022/23 collections shown so far have surpassed those expectations.

Fendi and Elie Saab delivered modern femininity, Viktor & Rolf played with major proportions and Vetements put their own spin on Haute Couture. Jean-Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga and Iris Van Herpen respectively wowed with major fashion references and a star-studded cast of models and drama on the runway, while Schiaparelli, Chanel and Christian Dior flaunted their core DNA with dazzling looks. These are Tatler’s top picks for the best looks from Paris, with more to come.

Balenciaga

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Jean-Paul Gaultier

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Photo 1 of 5 (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Elie Saab

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Photo 1 of 5 (Photo: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Schiaparelli

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Fendi

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Photo 1 of 5 (Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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Chanel

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Viktor & Rolf

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Photo 1 of 5 (Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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Christian Dior

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Vetements

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Photo 1 of 5 (Photo: Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
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Iris Van Herpen

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