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Paris Couture Week: 50 Stunning Moments From The Autumn/Winter 2014 Collections

11/07/2014 11:49 | Updated 20 May 2015

Paris Couture Week Autumn/Winter 2014 was a spectacle of fabulous high-fashion. The intricate attention to detail, multi-fabrication, risque silhouettes and take-notice tailoring did not disappoint.

Valentino's creative directors, Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, showcased minimal Grecian elegance while Elie Saab reaffirmed his status as fairytale dress-maker with a line of sequinned, full-skirted, elaborate gowns.

Then there was Chanel's "Le Corbusier goes to Versailles" themed catwalk - beautiful brocades, metallics, skirts over shorts, immaculately tailored separates. The show was closed by Karl Lagerfeld and pregnant model Ashleigh Good in a breathtaking wedding gown and cape.

As for Jean-Paul Gaultier? He cast 25-year-old bearded drag queen, and Eurovision winner, Conchita Wurst to model in his show.

The dresses (multi-coloured sequin, underwear revealing and asymmetric) were racy and completely fearless as were the metallic plunging tuxedos. Note: hoods and red lipstick are a must next season.

Maison Martin Margiela's glitterati of masked models wore high-waisted maxi skirts, satin bombers, slinky strapless column gowns and long luxe gloves. Again, this collection was more statement making street wear and less classic couture - we'd wear it all. Minus the headgear.

Another highlight? Giorgio Armani's ladies in red. Think gauzy, embellished tulle dresses and millinery by Philip Treacy.

What a week for fashion.

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