Let Balenciaga’s creative director Demna make a statement, especially on the runway. The designer’s latest viral garment came in the form of a voluminous wedding dress, seen on Wednesday during his Fall 2022 couture show during Haute Couture week in Paris.
The dress in question was cut in a cupcake-style silhouette, encompassing a fitted bodice with a rounded puff skirt. The white ruched tulle dress featured a sleeveless bodice, flared into a wide skirt that was given extra texture and whimsy through many layers of petticoat. The daring ensemble was completed with an equally daring wedding veil – a loose, sheer piece covered in scattered silver floral embroidery and beading that shimmered instantly as it caught the light.
However, aside from its daring glamour, the dress particularly caught the eye for its silhouette that was so voluminous that it seemed difficult for the model wearing it to step forward. Some online have even speculated that Demna himself may be hiding under the skirt to help with his movement. Indeed, with its narrow doorways and hallways, a living room could pose a challenge to anyone wearing a tall garment — let alone one as tall as the aforementioned wedding dress. However, the model championed herself and gracefully closed the show, although several stops to untangle her feet from the puffy skirt proved necessary along the way.
You can see Balenciaga’s entire Fall 2022 couture collection – and the viral wedding dress – on her YouTube channel, below:
The Balenciaga Fall 2022 couture show showcased Demna’s futuristic take on couture, including sculpted leather and neoprene silhouettes, as well as dramatic ballgowns. Many celebrities as models have created a star-studded catwalk, including Quinn, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman and Dua Lipa. The front row was equally star-studded, lined with attendees including Alexa Demie, Kris Jenner, North West, Tracee Ellis Ross and Keith Urban.
Discover Balenciaga’s Fall 2022 couture collection during Haute Couture Week in the gallery.