Of all of the fashion industry's elite events, nothing truly competes with Haute Couture Week. The ultimate insiders and true enthusiasts flock to Paris for the high-profile shows, where wildly expensive, impeccably handcrafted, one-of-a-kind confections are presented to an equally rarified audience. While the runways were as breathtaking as always, we were also impressed by some of the real-life ensembles modeled by some our favorite stylish subjects, so we simply had to spotlight a few in today's Fashion Scene story. Whether they were wearing Russia's finest (like the uber-chic Elena Perminova in Vika Gazinskaya), America's darlings (Victoria Traina in Proenza Schouler), or the most stunning Parisian couture (Diane Kruger in Chanel), we fell in love with so many looks and hope you enjoy them too!
WHO: Elisa Sedanoui
WHAT: At the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture F/W 11 show.
WEAR: Giambattista Valli dress from the commercial S/S 11 collection; vintage clutch.
WHO: Carine Roitfeld
WHAT: Arriving at the Azzedine Alaia Haute Couture F/W 11 show.
WEAR: Givenchy blouse; Hermes skirt.
WHO: Bianca Brandolini D'Adda
WHAT: Photographed at the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture F/W 11 show.
WEAR: Giambattista Valli leopard-print dress and embroidered jacket.
WHO: Poppy Delevigne
WHAT: Photographed arriving at the Chanel Haute Couture F/W 11 show.
WEAR: Chanel dress and bag; Burberry boots.
WHO: Diane Kruger
WHAT: Spotted at the Chanel Haute Couture F/W 11 show.
WEAR: Chanel embellished dress from the Haute Couture F/W 09 collection; Sergio Rossi shoes.
WHO: Julia Restoin Roitfeld
WHAT: Photographed at The White Fairy Tale Love Ball hosted by Valentino.
WEAR: Vintage John Galliano dress.
WHO: Emmanuelle Alt
WHAT: Outside the Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 11 show.
WEAR: Charvet button-down shirt; Topshop jeans; Balmain belt.
WHO: Vanessa and Victoria Traina
WHAT: Sitting front row together at the Chanel Haute Couture F/W 11 show.
WEAR: Vanessa: Balenciaga top. Victoria: Proenza Schouler jacket and dress.
WHO: Elena Perminova
WHAT: Front row at the Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 11 show.
WEAR: Vika Gazinskaya dress from F/W 11 collection; Valentino studded flats.
Photos of Elisa Sednaoui and Bianca Brandolini D'Adda, courtesy of Splash; Photo of Carine Roitfeld, courtesy of Bauer Griffin; Photos of Elena Perminova, Emmanuelle Alt, and Vanessa and Victoria Traina, courtesy of Getty; Photo of Poppy Delevingne, courtesy of Pacific Coast News; Photo of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, courtesy of INF