More surprises at Paris Fashion Week

A model wears the wedding gown for Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab's show at Paris Fashion Week. Picture: AP

A model wears the wedding gown for Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab's show at Paris Fashion Week. Picture: AP

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THE weird and wonderful converged on the catwalk as Paris Couture Fashion Week continued to shock, surprise and inspire.

The most prestigious event in the fashion calendar provided another day of colour and creativity yesterday.

Particularly eye-catching was a fairy-tale inspired princess outfit created by Lebanese designer Elie Saab. The glittering gowns looked even more dramatic when bathed in strong red lighting.

Another head turner was Frank Sorbier Autumn/
Winter 2013-14 collection with models dressed in tight gold trousers, boots and flowing tops – complete with real life colour-
co-ordinated pooches.

One of the most extravagant creations came from Maison Martin Margiela. A house that likes to indulge in conceptual matters – the models’ faces are always masked. Yesterday, models wore a variety of creations intricately decorated with flowers created from beads, silk and other fabrics.

Meanwhile, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier sent glittering panthers and colourful clowns down the runway as the French designer tapped into feline glamour and Fellini-esque nostalgia his collection. With dresses worth an average £25,000 and the world’s media in attendance the audience included singer Rihanna, Gemma Arterton, star of the Bond movie Quantum of Solace and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence.

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