#1: Dior

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Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri debuted her first couture collection for the French luxury fashion house in a fantasy garden setting, with romantic flower head crowns included. The whimsical and fairytale air was enhanced by the sheer looks that dominated the collection, such as with this wispy off-shoulder piece.

 

#2: Chanel

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Designer Karl Lagerfeld sent multiple sparkling creations down the runway, many of which featured sheer detailing – as a dress’ main material, as a cover-up over a bustier and on a glitter-encrusted silver gown that model Kendall Jenner wore.

 

#3: Maison Margiela

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Creative director John Galliano played with layers and textures and showcased a grunge-inspired collection containing edgy, avant-garde looks such as a black sheer dress layered over a nude slip and a completely sheer skirt paired with a structured jacket.

 

#4: Elie Saab

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Known for its romantic dresses, the Lebanese designer didn’t veer from this signature look for his Egypt-inspired Spring 2017 couture show. Models donned floaty and elegant dresses, each displaying different degrees of translucency – from a slightly sheer baby blue number to floor-grazing embroidered and embellished gowns with sheer skirts.

 

#5: Viktor & Rolf

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Dutch fashion house Viktor & Rolf showed a bright and colourful collection this season, inspired by the Japanese concept of Kintsugi, where broken pottery pieces are mended with gold or silver to highlight and celebrate its imperfections. This explained the mish-mash of different materials, including sheer coloured panels that gave the looks a peekaboo effect.

 

#6: Jean Paul Gaultier

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For the Spring 2017 couture season, the French fashion designer showed a fun, flowery collection that came with playful twists, such as a sheer jumpsuit with a daisy print.

 

#7: Ulyana Sergeenko

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The tenth couture collection by Russian designer and socialite Ulyana Sergeenko featured sexy, figure-flattering dresses that were made all the more alluring with the use of translucent material, from a royal-looking silver-grey number to a cleavage-baring black gown with a sheer skirt.

 

#8: Alberta Ferretti

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This embellished floor-sweeping number from Italian fashion house Alberta Ferretti was made even more romantic with the use of sheer panelling, and a luxurious coat layered strategically over it. Beyonce would rock this look effortlessly.

 

#9: Zuhair Murad

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Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad played with sheer detailing in a more subdued way – instead of a completely sheer gown, he showed pieces with a distinctively glamorous, princessy air, such as a sleek black and gold gown and a bustier dress with a dramatic tulle skirt.

 

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