Couture Fashion Week is in full swing, and while we'd love to be in Paris eating French macaroons and taking in the fashion shows, we'll settle for second best: gawking at the couture runway looks from the comfort of our swivel chair. Couture Fashion Week is known for its extravagant, avant-garde styles that are sometimes, well … crazy. Take a look at some of the more over-the-top ensembles to see what we mean.
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The Giambattista Valli couture show featured gorgeous gowns in shades of forest green and dark purple. Models wore gold leaf necklaces that looked like they weighed a ton, but the most bizarre accessory of all? Butterflies covering the model's mouth. It's very "Silence of the Lambs," a film that isn't exactly known for its high fashion. We're not sure if this likeness was intentional, but check out the similarity -- it's eerily striking.
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We know what this model is thinking … "Do my hips look big in this dress?" This strapless gown is artistic and cool, but definitely not slimming (even when worn on an ultra-thin model).
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The models at the Alexis Mabille couture show looked as if they got their updos done by Cindy Lou Who's hairstylist. And what goes with Dr. Seuss-inspired hair? Velvet, floor-length capes and miles of multi-colored tulle, of course.
The Chanel couture show was pretty tame by comparison, featuring a lot of signature tweed jackets in shades of charcoal, cream, and pink. But the standout was model Lindsey Wixson as the Chanel Haute Couture bride, looking like a beautiful ice queen. Would you ever wear this on your wedding day?
What do you think? Are these couture fashions beautiful, bizarre, or both?
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