Parsons Paris

Peet Dullaert Haute Couture- Student Review

Last week (Tues 24th January 2023), Peet Dullaert invited Parsons Paris students to attend his Spring 2023 PFW Haute Couture show. It was a beautiful and powerful event in a grand, old Parisian building in the 7th arrondissement. Two of our students, Amelia and Kira, gave some very valuable critique and observations of the show. If anyone else would like to contribute, reach out to Anthea!

Amelia Spence, Strategic Design Management 2025

I thought the show was great however my one critique would be that there were too many pieces, there were two or three dresses that really caught my eye including the opening dress and a long white almost feathered dress that i thought were beautiful however,  they were almost drowned out by the other not so stunning pieces. In my opinion a haute couture show it is better to be smaller and just showcase the best of the best. That being said, it was a great experience and I am very grateful for the opportunity! 

Kira Hartness, Fashion Design 2026

The use of tencel as a more sustainable alternative to silk was the perfect way to show that sustainable fashion can still be beautiful. The way the fabric moved like water, gliding along the models bodies as they walked was so inspiring. I love seeing designers use more sustainable or ethical textiles/methods of production. Due to the repetitive use of this fabric though, many designs looked very similar – not necessarily a detriment to the collection, in fact it can bring a collection together to make it cohesive. The beading was also so beautiful, like little crystal droplets discreetly glimmering from the hems of the dresses.  

The models – I was thrilled to see diverse representation in the models. Many ethnic backgrounds, and body types. It showed how every body is beautiful, and we should normalize bodies that are not only those of the stereotypical supermodel. 

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