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. For more fashion week coverage, visit our all-access pass to Spring 2012 Fashion Week!
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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'.
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At Giambattista Valli, the mixed media is the message: Glamour gone wild.
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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.
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Phoebe Philo gives the go-ahead to pull out your old wide belts and sling them low around your hips.
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Hermès' new monogrammed cross-body satchel just might be the new Birkin bag for the downtown it-girl set.
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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.
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At Roland Mouret's show, the eyes have it (bah-dah change!).
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We expect to see over-the-top street-style star Anna Della Russo in this gilded mini in 3...2...
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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.
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Medieval stained glass prints at Balenciaga beg to be photographed.
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Dear Guillaume Henry, you had us at Parisian-chic Peter Pan collars and happy-go-lucky prints. Carven rules.
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Dries Van Noten
Obsessing over Dries's artsy photo prints juxtaposed with landscape portraiture.
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Dries Van Noten
A new approach to evening sparkle: A metropolitan city at night. That Dries is a very clever, clever man.
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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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