We know time is precious, so instead of flipping through each and every Paris Couture Fashion Week collection, we edited this slideshow down to the crème de la crème from designers like Valentino, Givenchy, and Jean Paul Gaultier. From Elie Saab's delicate beaded gowns to Stephane Rolland's neon yellow stunners, there's enough eye candy for every style file to dream about. Just click through the slideshow to see the latest Fall 2011/12 couture looks straight from Paris.
Couture Fashion Week just kicked off this week in Paris and it's off to a standout start. Christian Dior's collection, sans Galliano, has left everyone in a questionable state, while Giorgio Armani showed fervor with its Asian-inspired theme. Click the slideshow to see more eye-catching creations from Alexis Mabille, Giambattista Valli, Maison Martin Margiela, and more.
It's Haute Couture week in Paris, and there to observe the gorgeous gowns and outrageous looks are some serious style movers and shakers. From film stars — Katie Holmes and Cate Blanchett — to the world's top editors and modern style muses including Olivia Palermo, it was lookin' good just off the runway. Check out the looks that graced the front row at shows like Armani Privé and Christian Dior, and make sure to check out our couture roundup for the best looks from the runway.
In an epic battle of good vs. evil . . . just kidding. Blake Lively and Diane Kruger were both spotted in ethereal, appliqued Chanel dresses that called to mind the ballet costumes of Oscar-nominated flick Black Swan. Blake looks innocent and floaty in her white metallic dress, complete with silk chiffon floral applique, decadent Lorraine Schwartz jewels and ballet-inspired Christian Louboutin pumps. Diane went for dark beauty in her floaty layers of black tulle embroidered with spindly gold. Which Chanel-clothed swan do you love?
Stars are always out looking their very swankiest during Paris Haute Couture Week, when designers like John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld unveil their dreamiest, most artistic pieces. With tons of parties, glamorous people from all over the world, and high fashion folk to impress, it's easy to see why people are at their best during these events, and also why we can learn from their party-proofing makeup and hair tricks. I've gathered five of the smartest celebrity style ideas from the haute couture front rows. They may not be as wild as what's on the runway, but they're plenty useful for a girls' night out.