The haute couture collections in Paris are among the highlights of the global fashion week calendar. The world’s most illustrious fashion houses took over some of the city’s most famous venues for a week of showstopping collections that once again highlighted the incredible work of the petites mains, the seamstresses who bring the designs to life. There was no shortage of talking points, with Virginie Viard’s first haute couture collection for Chanel, Clare Waight Keller’s fourth haute couture collection for Givenchy, and a standout show from Valentino. In this guide we round up the new couture collections and select our favourite moments from the week in Paris. From Chanel’s library set to Givenchy’s eccentric collection and 3D forms at Iris Van Herpern, these are the highlights from the Paris Haute Couture AW19/20 collections.