jean paul gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier showed fabulous creations inspired by music hall and showgirls...Reuters
jean paul gaultier
...with burlesque star Dita von Teese in a butterfly basqueReuters
Ralph and Russo
In their debut show, British couture house Ralph & Russo produced a display of classical couture ball gowns that was inspired by the '40s and '50s. This was the first time a British brand was included in the couture calendar since 1915, a fact the designers celebrated with dresses in the colours of the Union flag.Reuters
Grace Jones and Lady Gaga provided the inspiration for Donatella Versace's Paris Haute Couture showReuters
chanel show
On a vast set under the glass domes of the Grand Palais, 65 models showed off Karl Lagerfeld's revolutionary idea for Chanel...Reuters
chanel models
The Maison Margiela show presented colourful mini-dresses, tattoo-inspired tops...Reuters
margiela buttons
...and thousands of buttons, chains and beadsReuters
paris fashion wig
The house of Schiaparelli returned to the Paris catwalk after a 60-year absence...Reuters
schiaperelli hat
...Designer Marco Zanini's vision for the revived label featured floor-length ruffled skirts, bright red wigs and crumpled Napoleon hats,Reuters
vauthier three
Alexandre Vauthier's collection was typically racy and extravagant, with mini-dresses made of ruffled fabric...Reuters
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...and lots of leopard printReuters
raf simons
Raf Simons for Christian Dior showed laser-cut sack dresses and gathered capes that harked back to Dior in the 1950sReuters
mabille gold
Alexis Mabille showed off his pleating skills in a show inspired by Greco-Roman statues...Reuters
mabille a room filled with paper butterfliesReuters
elie saab
Elie Saab's couture collection was classically glamorous and romanticReuters
Yassen Samouilov and Livia Stoianova from On Aura Tout Vu
Yassen Samouilov and Livia Stoianova from On Aura Tout Vu showed embroidered and embellished creations...Reuters
paris fashion neon
...that glowed in the darkReuters
Franck Sorbier's bold collection was influenced by traditional eastern European and Asian costumesReuters