Cover The iconic Grand Palais is converted into the serene poolside of a Mediterranean mansion (Photo credit: Chanel)

Couture is an art that commands a respectable amount of skill, beginning from sketching on paper to creating the design. Housed up in buzzing ateliers, seamstresses stitch fabric, embroider and add beads by the hour, in a familiar atmosphere occurring before every collection is put on showcase. Everything is done to uphold the glorious details and craftsmanship. In retrospect, this year's haute couture from Chanel is an accolade of their historical prowess, while Givenchy exhibits a groundbreaking collection that's underlined by modernity. Giorgio Armani presents classics with a contemporary twist, while Ralph & Russo's creations are a worship of the feminine form. Giambattista Valli, goes without saying, is a celebration of extravagance. It's an elevation of attire, that essentially, pays homage to the brilliant men and women who are responsible in weaving these stories.

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