50 Over-The-Top Looks From Paris Couture Week

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50 Over-The-Top Looks From Paris Couture Week
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When I think about what initially inspired my enthusiasm for fashion, it wasn’t the silhouette of a perfectly-tailored shirt or the sight of a cool leather jacket. While I love beautifully made staples—and essentially live in them—it’s the over-the-top looks ushered in during couture weeks that I find the most exciting. So many sequins! So much tulle! So much I-can’t-believe-that-was-all-done-by-hand beading!

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Paris Haute Couture Week just came to an end, and we’d be remiss without sharing some of the the crazy gowns and separates that hit the Spring/Summer 2017 runways. (And by crazy we mean amazing, because these pieces are wildly inventive; fashion with a capitol F.) Including designs by Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Margiela and Giambattista Valli, ahead are 50 looks that garnered our attention and praise. We’re still reeling.

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Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf
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Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf
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Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf
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Redemption
Redemption
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Redemption
Redemption
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Zuhair Murad
Zuhair Murad
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Zuhair Murad
Zuhair Murad
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Zuhair Murad
Zuhair Murad
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Zuhair Murad
Zuhair Murad
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Maison Margiela
Maison Margiela
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Maison Margiela
Maison Margiela
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Maison Margiela
Maison Margiela
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Maison Margiela
Maison Margiela
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Maison Margiela
Maison Margiela
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Chanel
Chanel
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Chanel
Chanel
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Georges Hobeika
Georges Hobeika
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Georges Hobeika
Georges Hobeika
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Julien Fournié
Julien Fournié
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Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier
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Dany Atrache
Dany Atrache
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Dany Atrache
Dany Atrache
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Alexis Mabille
Alexis Mabille
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Alexis Mabille
Alexis Mabille
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Alexis Mabille
Alexis Mabille
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Francesco Scognamiglio
Francesco Scognamiglio
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Iris Van Herpen
Iris Van Herpen
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Iris Van Herpen
Iris Van Herpen
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Iris Van Herpen
Iris Van Herpen
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Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf
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Yanina Couture
Yanina Couture
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Yanina Couture
Yanina Couture
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Yanina Couture
Yanina Couture
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Yuima Nakazato
Yuima Nakazato
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Yuima Nakazato
Yuima Nakazato
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Yuima Nakazato
Yuima Nakazato
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Yuima Nakazato
Yuima Nakazato
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Elie Saab
Elie Saab
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Dior
Dior
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Francesco Scognamiglio
Francesco Scognamiglio
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Valentino
Valentino
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Patuna
Patuna
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Patuna
Patuna
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Ralph & Russo
Ralph & Russo
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Ralph & Russo
Ralph & Russo
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Schiaparelli
Schiaparelli
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Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli
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Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli
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Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli
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Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli
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  • Viktor & Rolf
  • Redemption
  • Redemption
  • Zuhair Murad
  • Zuhair Murad
  • Zuhair Murad
  • Zuhair Murad
  • Maison Margiela
  • Maison Margiela
  • Maison Margiela
  • Maison Margiela
  • Maison Margiela
  • Chanel
  • Chanel
  • Georges Hobeika
  • Georges Hobeika
  • Julien Fournié
  • Jean Paul Gaultier
  • Dany Atrache
  • Dany Atrache
  • Alexis Mabille
  • Alexis Mabille
  • Alexis Mabille
  • Francesco Scognamiglio
  • Iris Van Herpen
  • Iris Van Herpen
  • Iris Van Herpen
  • Viktor & Rolf
  • Yanina Couture
  • Yanina Couture
  • Yanina Couture
  • Yuima Nakazato
  • Yuima Nakazato
  • Yuima Nakazato
  • Yuima Nakazato
  • Elie Saab
  • Dior
  • Francesco Scognamiglio
  • Valentino
  • Patuna
  • Patuna
  • Ralph & Russo
  • Ralph & Russo
  • Schiaparelli
  • Giambattista Valli
  • Giambattista Valli
  • Giambattista Valli
  • Giambattista Valli

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