What Couture Fashion Week Looked Like in the '90s

Couture fashion week Naomi Campbell

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If you want to take an escape into a fashion dreamworld, might I suggest taking a look at Couture fashion week in the ’90s? It was an iconic time when supermodels like Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Carla Bruni all walked the runways, and legendary designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix were showcasing their designs each season in Paris.

What each of the couture houses conjured up is pretty extraordinary to look at. There are gowns with endless layers of tulle and lace, Pierre Balmain’s nod to Marie Antoinette’s outfits for the country at Petit Trianon, Laetitia Casta outfitted in an look crafted entirely out of silk flowers at YSL, and Karl Lagerfeld in his stride at Chanel. If you want to take a look at the most amazing couture dresses from the ’90s, we’ve rounded up some of the very best for you to lay your eyes on.

Couture fashion week Laetitia Casta

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Laetitia Casta at the Yves Saint Laurent S/S 99 Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Balmain

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A model at the 1994 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Naomi Campbells '90s

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Naomi Campbell at the 1997 Givenchy Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Christian Dior '90s

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A model at the 1997 Christian Dior Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week YSL

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French designer Yves Saint Laurent with model Claudia Schiffer at his S/S 97 Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Gisele

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Gisele at the 1999 Valentino Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Kate Moss

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Kate Moss at the 1999 Chanel Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Claudia Schiffer '90s

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Claudia Schiffer at the 1993 Chanel Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Linda Evangelista

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Linda Evangelista at the 1992 Chanel Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Claudia Schiffer

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Claudia Schiffer at the 1992 Chanel Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Balmain

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A model at the 1991 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Christian Dior

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Models at the 1997 Christian Dior Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Feathers

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A model at the 1992 Christian Lacroix Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Chanel

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Claudia Schiffer at the 1990 Chanel Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Naomi Campbell gown

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Naomi Campbell at the 1997 Chanel Haute Couture show.

Couture fashion week Carla Bruni

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Gisele at the 1999 Valentino Haute Couture show.

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