Leave it to Parisian haute couturiers to take something as timeless as the French braid and turn it into a piece of avant-garde hair art. Couture Week just kicked off, but already the Christophe Josse show debuted this amazing conch shell braid, which winds around itself and incorporates various plaiting techniques. If precedent is any indication, we can expect more hair-raising coiffures to come. And while this wound-up look certainly isn't the kind of style that's easy to craft on your own, it might be stunning for a wedding or debutante ball, especially if you wanted to show off your shoulders and neck. Would you try a couture braid?