Sequined sneakers, celebrity casinos and punk: This is Haute Couture

Each season Paris Couture Week often causes collective editorial head scratching as critics, opinion-makers and bloggers ask: "is it relevant?"; "who's actually buying couture?"; "is it modernizing?" All valid questions. However, this season, as another round of shows come to a close, we attempt to provide more answers than questions in this guide to the world of handcrafted fashion.