Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk

The easiest way to create stunning backdrops for fashion shows is to host the collections in front of the real deal.  

That’s exactly what fashion producer and model Jessica Minh Anh did for Paris Haute Couture fashion week this year, by creating a floating runway on the giant glass boat, Le Jean Bruel.

Attendees were sat facing the large glass walls, watching the models against Paris’s iconic landmarks as the boat cruised down the river Seine. From the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louve and 37 bridges, the backdrop did not disappoint.

To contrast the structured architecture and stonework, the dresses on display were fantastical and feminine, with Jessica Minh Anh herself leading the models. 

Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk

The show hosted five different multi-cultural designers: Indonesian Fetty Rusli, American Johanna DiNardo, Malaysian fashion house Emmanuel Haute Couture, Filipino Sari Lazaro and Maria Ruth Fernanda from Jakarta.

Whilst the clothes may have come from various backgrounds, the overrall theme was a collective appreciation of opulence, extravagance and the love of the female figure.  

The colours were bold, strong and powerful, which contrasted (and connected) beautifully with the light and delicate fabrics used to create the dresses. 

Take a look at some of the exquisite gowns on display, and have fun picking out your fave from the bunch:

Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk

Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk

Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk

Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk

Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk

Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk

Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk

Jessica Minh Anh's infamous river catwalk