The best part about Paris Couture Week isn’t seeing the incredibly beautiful gowns that take hundreds of hours to hand-craft, though we certainly do enjoy that. Much like being at the circus, the grace and beauty of the flying trapeze can’t really hold a candle to the freak show portion of the program.
And so it goes with couture: the pretty things are fun to look at, but nothing stokes our passion for fashion like the weird, bizarre, and simply incomprehensible creations that walk the runway during couture week.
Kanye West-approved label Maison Martin Margiela, of course, served up the most supreme of all the avant-garde creations the week featured. But other stunners came from surprising sources, like Zuhair Murad’s barely-there glittering catsuits and relative newcomer Alexis Mabille’s high-glamor Disney witch-inspired gowns.
Click through the gallery above to see our 10 favorite over-the-top creations from Paris Couture Week!
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