Jean Paul Gaultier couture SS12 1.jpgWhat a season we have to look forward to! With Paris Couture Week kicking off tonight, it looks set to be a bumper few days with the return of Versace's couture collection starting at 7.30pm this evening. The show marks the first couture offering from Donatella Versace since 2002. She will also use the occasion to unveil her brand new Atelier Versace jewellery line to the industry.

In other news, the fashion world will also be turning its attention to Raf Simons and his début for Christian Dior. His first-ever fashion show for Dior will be live-streamed on Elle.fr and Diormag.com on July 2 at 2.30pm (Paris time). While Dolce & Gabbana recently announced they would be presenting their very first couture collection, not in Paris but rather in Italy, in front of a select group of clients and media on July 9.

Other designers on this week's Haute Couture schedule includes Giambattista Valli on Monday evening, Chanel on Tuesday morning, Givenchy on Tuesday evening, Jean Paul Gaultier on Wednesday afternoon, and Valentino and Maison Martin Margiela on Wednesday night to finish off events. You can check out the full schedule here.

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