Editors' Picks: Top Looks from Paris Fashion Week

What trends are being set in France? Marie Claire's esteemed fashion team offers up a shortlist of the most awe-inspiring style statements to hit the très chic runways.
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By Katie L. Connor

October 4, 2011 2:00 PM
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Chanel

Just call him the Prince of Tides: Karl Lagerfeld's oceanic collection for Chanel turns ladies into iridescent sirens. We'll buy any seashells he sells by the seashore... Just sayin'.

Giambattista Valli

At Giambattista Valli, the mixed media is the message: Glamour gone wild.

Yves Saint Laurent

Careful where you stand in Stefano Pilati's exquisite gold-toed shoes next season — you might catch the reflection up a friend's skirt.

Celine

Phoebe Philo gives the go-ahead to pull out your old wide belts and sling them low around your hips.

Herms

Hermès' new monogrammed cross-body satchel just might be the new Birkin bag for the downtown it-girl set.

Givenchy

Oversized shark tooth charm necklaces, sequin-covered tuxedo jackets that look like shimmering fish — it's just too easy to fall hook, line, and sinker for Riccardo Tisci's spring collection for Givenchy. (A surprise walk by Gisele Bundchen made the show that much more special). We're obsessed.

Roland Mouret

At Roland Mouret's show, the eyes have it (bah-dah change!).

Balmain

We expect to see over-the-top street-style star Anna Della Russo in this gilded mini in 3...2...

Balenciaga

Luke, I am your fah-tha. All Darth Vader references aside, Nicolas Ghesquiere thrilled with new stand-out volumes and textures (think fringed tinsel) for spring.

Balenciaga

Medieval stained glass prints at Balenciaga beg to be photographed.

Carven

Dear Guillaume Henry, you had us at Parisian-chic Peter Pan collars and happy-go-lucky prints. Carven rules.

Dries Van Noten

Obsessing over Dries's artsy photo prints juxtaposed with landscape portraiture.

Dries Van Noten

A new approach to evening sparkle: A metropolitan city at night. That Dries is a very clever, clever man.

Rochas

The teeny tiny wallet purses at Rochas had us thinking about Maya Rudolph in Up All Night ("I'm buying the baby a baby wallet for her baby money"). So petite and precious. We're also dying to take this full-bodied sparkler out for a spin.
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