The best street style from the haute couture autumn/winter ’19/’20 shows

Synonymous with fantasy and decadence, Paris’s biannual couture shows are among the highlights of the global fashion week calendar. From 30 June to 4 July, the most illustrious show venues in the city will host presentations by 34 couturiers. Topping the line-up is Chanel, with the maison’s first couture offering since Karl Lagerfeld’s passing in February. There’s also Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest collection at Dior, Clare Waight Keller’s fourth haute couture outing for Givenchy and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s follow-up to his emotional Valentino spring 2019 haute couture show.

Elsewhere on the schedule, there’s no shortage of talking points. How will Viktor & Rolf top last season’s meme-worthy dresses? Will Giambattista Valli’s frothy creations hold more clues to his upcoming H&M collaboration? And what will John Galliano have up his sleeve at Maison Margiela? At couture, everything is possible.

Best of all, the shows always attract a starry crowd. Expect the usual assortment of supermodels, editors, influencers and buyers, as well as Hollywood royalty, pop icons and celebrity stylists on the hunt for premiere-worthy ballgowns. For the ultimate dose of summer inspiration, browse the best off-catwalk looks, courtesy of Vogue’s street style photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce.