Year after year, top fashion houses put their best foot forward and serve us some of their most visionary designs. With all their pomp and frills, these aren't garments meant to be worn on a daily basis. Paris Haute Couture Week is a showcase of a designer's best because of the limitless possibilities.
This year, Jean Paul Gaultier marks his 50th year in the industry with his last haute couture show. The runway was filled with an all-star cast of models and an eclectic collection of the French designer's signature style—there was no shortage of leather belts, sequins, tulle, and outrageous wigs. Social media favorite Iris van Herpen beguiled her audiences with a slew of geometric and futuristic gowns. Dior made a feminist statement with a special installation created by a renowned feminist. Zuhair Murad, inspired by Egyptian mythology, sent modern-day gods and goddesses down the catwalk.
Without further ado, here are some of our favorite looks from last week: