The devil is in the detail: Haute Couture Week - in pictures

Each haute couture piece is a masterclass in precision, perfect down to the last detail

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The Parisian haute couture shows have finished for another season, and when the clouds of feathers and sequins have settled, and the teams of backstage dressers have gone home, we are able to draw breathe and reflect on what we have just seen.

By its very definition, haute couture is handmade (which means that each and every, flower, bead and embroidered stitch has been done by hand). The looks are filled with exquisite details, which are all too easy to overlook on the runway and in images. In fact, only when seen up close does the real mastery of true couture come to light. While we cannot transport you to Paris, we can revisit some of the beautiful details from the autumn/winter 2017 shows held from July 2 to 6.