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Couture Continues...

31/08/2010 15:31 | Updated 22 May 2015

Chanel s/s 2010 coutureKarl Lagerfeld takes his bow at the end of the Chanel couture show. Getty Images

It's day two of the couture shows in Paris, and we've seen more celebrities front row and more completely elaborate creations make their way down the catwalk. Here are some of our highlights from the past 24 hours:

Craftsmanship of the day: Chanel couture is known for the extraordinary level of detail and time put into each garment. If you think it takes you a long time to put an outfit together, try these figures on for size: one pale pink chiffon rosette dress took a painstaking 700 hours to make, while a matching blue shift and jacket were composed of 13,000 hand-cut satin flowers. Wow.

Celeb spotting: It's apt that Giorgio Armani's Armani Privé collection took inspiration from the moon, because his front row drew a lot of star power, including Tina Turner and Anne Hathaway. At Chanel today, models like Claudia Schiffer and Audrey Marnay, French stars like Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Mouglalis, Bond girl Olga Kurylenko and Clemence Poésy, Kanye West and girlfriend Amber Rose and our very own Alexa Chung all sat front row.

Most likely to be on next season's X Factor: Stephane Rolland devotee Cheryl Cole didn't make it to the designer's couture show today, but be on the lookout for some of his amazing sculptural creations to end up on your telly next summer. We especially like the white dresses accented with silver or gold metallics.

Couture, Italian-style?: According to WWD, Gucci's Frida Giannini is currently working on a debut couture collection. But you won't see it on the Paris runways next season - it will be available on a by-appointment basis for celebrities' red-carpet needs. We're looking forward to seeing Gucci with about 10,000 times more bling.

Model moment: Newly engaged Lara Stone hit the Chanel runway today in a gorgeous white frilly chiffon number. Inevitably, it led us to speculate about her gown choices for the upcoming nuptials...we just hope David Walliams isn't considering the metallic number Lagerfeld's "groom" wore at the end of the show.

Out of this world: While some of Armani's designs were truly celestial - the crescent moon shapes that adorned suits and dresses were a lovely touch - his organza orb that fully encased the model was more girl in the bubble than red carpet glory. And if a model can't pull it off, what hope does that give to us mere mortals (not that we're within purchasing range of any couture items)?

Beauty obsession: Yesterday's dramatic two-tone hair at Alexis Mabille has given way to today's white highlights, painted onto blondes and brunettes at Chanel, before it was bunched into two enormous Minnie Mouse-style buns and accessorised with a chiffon bow. Completely OTT but fabulous.

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