Over the past week, all eyes were on the dazzling schedule of couture runway shows in Paris. Representing some of the most exquisite and finest designs fashion has to offer, the week was nothing short of glamour and superior craftsmanship—and of course, some very high-profile celebrity appearances. While Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, and Naomi Campbell walking the Balenciaga show was one viral moment, it was the reoccurrence of the silk dress that personally caught my attention. The material made its way in a number of looks during the show, including Kim Kardashian’s lustrous draped maxi dress. But it wasn’t just Balenciaga where the staple shined (literally and figuratively)it also popped up at Fendi and Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture collections during the week.
Translating couture fashion into real-world styling is often tricky, but the silk dress symbolized at least one practical way it could be interpreted in the everyday. Needless to say, it didn’t take long before I started searching for silk dresses, creating a long wishlist in the process. I’m convinced this is a trend to watch, so if you’re looking to get in on it early, keep scrolling.