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Paris Fashion Photo Shoot: the Beautiful Creatures of Couture Week Spring-Summer 2014
January 24, 2014 14:47 GMT
Jean Paul Gaultier showed fabulous creations inspired by music hall and showgirls...
...with burlesque star Dita von Teese in a butterfly basque
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.
Grace Jones and Lady Gaga provided the inspiration for Donatella Versace's Paris Haute Couture show
On a vast set under the glass domes of the Grand Palais, 65 models showed off Karl Lagerfeld's revolutionary idea for Chanel...
The Maison Margiela show presented colourful mini-dresses, tattoo-inspired tops...
...and thousands of buttons, chains and beads
The house of Schiaparelli returned to the Paris catwalk after a 60-year absence...
...Designer Marco Zanini's vision for the revived label featured floor-length ruffled skirts, bright red wigs and crumpled Napoleon hats,
Alexandre Vauthier's collection was typically racy and extravagant, with mini-dresses made of ruffled fabric...
...and lots of leopard print
Raf Simons for Christian Dior showed laser-cut sack dresses and gathered capes that harked back to Dior in the 1950s
Alexis Mabille showed off his pleating skills in a show inspired by Greco-Roman statues...
...in a room filled with paper butterflies
Elie Saab's couture collection was classically glamorous and romantic
Yassen Samouilov and Livia Stoianova from On Aura Tout Vu showed embroidered and embellished creations...
...that glowed in the dark
Franck Sorbier's bold collection was influenced by traditional eastern European and Asian costumes
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