15 Over-The-Top Looks From Paris Couture Week
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By Tiffany Tse
Haute couture always reminds us that fashion really is art. After all, it takes serious creativity and talent to construct a dramatic butterfly-like organza gown or an intricate feathered corset. Behold, the 15 most over-the-top and inspiring creations from Paris Haute Couture Week.
Behind the Mask2 of 16
A surgical mask gone couture? At On Aura Tout Vu's show, this model wore an embellished mask that made us think of a stylish 21st-century germophobe.
In Flight3 of 16
Long, wispy feathers adorned this model's corset at Serkan Cura, giving her the appearance of an exotic bird.
Go Short4 of 16
Layers of chartreuse-colored tulle were arranged to form a thigh-skimming sculptural mini at Alexandre Vauthier.
Final Frontier5 of 16
Models at the Defined Moment presentation wore theatrical Space Age outfits, like this two-piece with orchid-like attachments.
Head Case6 of 16
With a beaded Egyptian-style headdress and brightly printed skirt, this outfit at Maison Martin Margiela was a mix of tribal and futuristic.
Fur Real7 of 16
Inspired by moths, designer Yiqing Yin sent models down the runway in cocoon-like outfits, like this dress decorated with tufts of fur.
Net Worth8 of 16
Another daring look at Yiqing Yin? This model's artfully draped netting.
Sheer Genius9 of 16
Embellishments resembling paper cranes were strategically placed on a see-through dress at Stephane Rolland.
Black Out10 of 16
Rolland's little black dress was anything but basic, thanks to the addition of a deconstructed train on a slim silhouette.
Wing It11 of 16
The show-stopper at Stephane Rolland was this orange dress with sculptural organza wings.
Minty Fresh12 of 16
Tony Yaacoub's collection of mint green dresses included this extravagant tulle creation fit for a couture princess.
The Butterfly Effect13 of 16
At Jean Paul Gaultier, models wore butterfly headpieces attached to their hair for an ethereal look.
Sin City14 of 16
Gaultier's elaborate take on a Vegas showgirl's costume included fishnet stockings and a dramatic tulle-and-feather headpiece.
Glow On15 of 16
At Charlie Le Mindu's show, models glowed under UV lights, creating an Avatar-like atmosphere.
Big Red16 of 16
The combination of voluminous, untamed red hair and sequined striped caftan created a sophisticated Bohemian look at Schiaparelli.