Off The Shoulder. Dresses descended like trapeze shapes and columns from bare shoulders for Dior, Georges Hobeika, Maison Martin Margiela and Alexis Mabille.
|From L-R: Armani Prive, Elie Saab Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli|
Midi Lengths. It was an exploration of midi lengths on elegant and structural dresses for Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli, Armani Prive and Valentino.
|From L-R: Armani Prive, Christian Dior, Chanel and Giambattista Valli|
Capes. Cascading off shoulders and trailing at the back, long capes gave a modern twist to evening wear at Valentino, Chanel, Bouchra Jarrar and Ulyana Sergeenko.
|From L-R: Zuhair Murad, Valentino, Stephane Rolland and Elie Saab|
Cropped Pants. A trend that is still going strong in Paris, cropped pants featured strongly on menswear inspired collections from Christian Dior, Armani Prive, Alexandre Vauthier and Stephane Rolland.
|From L-R: Alecandre Vauthier, Armani Prive, Versace Atelier and Georges Chakra|
|From L-R: Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Armani Prive and Valentino|
Embellishment. Gem, sequins and mosaic encrusted dresses had a luminous and glamorous effect at Versace, Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab and Maison Martin Margiela.
|From L-R: Versace Atelier, Valentino, Georges Chakra and Elie Saab|
Voluminous Bottoms. Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Ulyana Segeenko and Dior gave definition to waists through volume build up at the bottom for the most romantic of ball gowns.
|From L-R: Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli and Armani Prive|
Cinched Waists. Nipped and cinched in, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valli and Nicholas Oakwell played up the emphasis on waists with bold and colourful belts.
|From L-R: Dany Atrache, Chanel, Alexis Mabille and Jean Paul Gaultier|
Lace. Lace transparency sensually skimmed bodies at Valentino, Zuhair Murad, Alexis Mabille and Dior.
|From L-R: Elie Saab, Valentino, Stephane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier|
Babydoll Dresses. Couture brought back to the runway frothy baby doll dresses from Giambattista Valli, Versace Atelier, Elie Saab and Valentino.
|From L-R: Valentino, Christophe Josse, Giambattista Valli and Versace Atelier.|