COUTURE BEAUTY

Ahh, Couture Fashion Week in Paris. For luxury lovers, this is the end-all, be-all. Everything from the hair to the makeup to the clothes (obviously) is a memorable spectacle. Follow the jump for our favorite looks of the week. One word: butterflies.

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So over-the-top, yet so delicate. Alexis Mabille left us speechless.

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So. Much. Goodness. Jean Paul Gaultier’s show is sensory overload in the best sense. This is couture beauty done right.

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Lion mane-inspired hair. Glittery cat eyes we can actually recreate? Thank you for the inspiration, Mr. Lagerfeld.

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Arguably the best picture from the couture shows. Perk of being Karl Lagerfeld’s godson? Closing the Chanel show at the tender age of 5.

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Bright red afros and cotton candy hair – Schiaparelli definitely came back to Couture Week (their first show in over 50 years!) with a bang.

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More butterflies, courtesy of Yiqing Yin.

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Hair was pulled back at Elie Saab to not take anything away from the sheer gorgeousness of the gowns.

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Now THAT is a smoky eye done right…at Versace.

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Major liner action at Giambattista Valli.

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Love this picture. Ballerinas gone mad at Viktor & Rolf.

The wild final result:

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Let’s end the post on a simply pretty note, from Ralph & Russo:

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