Paris Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture Fashion Week offered enough froth and whimsy to melt any minimalist bride’s heart, but there were myriad non-tulle options for women who wanted something dazzling. a little more “fashionable” for their big day. For a truly once-in-a-lifetime wedding dress, Glenn Martens’ reimagining of the Jean Paul Gaultier archives will be hard to beat. More gothic bride than traditional church fashion, this is the way to go for an alternative chic bride this summer.
Why splash out on a dress you’ll never wear when you could invest in the most exquisite cream couture, courtesy of Dior? Maria Grazia Chiuri’s sheer collection was inspired by her “need to feel calm” during the precarious times we live in, but translated into a painfully sheer collection that’s just perfect for classic brides.
Chanel and Valentino also followed the mantra that less could indeed be more when it comes to dressing for their nuptials. Name a woman who wouldn’t feel better wearing Virginie Viard’s white panties flecked with pearly sequins and cinched with a pretty bow at the back. Ditto Pierpaolo Piccioli’s sleazy ivory separates that came with a fabulous ruffled cape that can be ditched after photo ops.
Accessories have also been modernized by these new-age designers. Why wear a veil when you could wear one of Daniel Roseberry’s wide-brimmed Schiaparelli hats that look like works of art? Or bother with diamonds when her surreal golden jewelry will make guests gasp?
Whether you’re rescheduling your wedding for the nth time or you’re not getting married at all and just want to be a voyeur for the world’s most expensive dresses, scroll through for the most memorable bridal looks. of the Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture Shows.