Nina Garcia's Favorite Looks from the Spring 2017 Couture Runway

Florals, feathers, and frills get an upgrade.

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To push boundaries and showcase the highest level of creativity and craftsmanship fashion has to offer—that's the meaning of haute couture. Here, 13 looks from the spring 2017 shows that made an impression on our creative director.

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<p>          A feathered headpiece cleverly echoes the vertical pleats running down this ethereal dress.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Christian Dior

A feathered headpiece cleverly echoes the vertical pleats running down this ethereal dress.

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<p>          Soft tulle and dainty straps bring whimsy to a darker look.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Christian Dior

Soft tulle and dainty straps bring whimsy to a darker look.

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<p>          Models fit seamlessly into the fairy tale garden that was the Christian Dior show.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Christian Dior

Models fit seamlessly into the fairy tale garden that was the Christian Dior show.

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<p>          Floral appliqués seemed to float down the Giambattista Valli runway.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Giambattista Valli

Floral appliqués seemed to float down the Giambattista Valli runway.

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<p>          A modest neckline and full skirt amp up the regality of this girlish design.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Giambattista Valli

A modest neckline and full skirt amp up the regality of this girlish design.

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<p>          Delicate orange lace warmed the Armani catwalk.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Armani Privé

Delicate orange lace warmed the Armani catwalk.

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<p>          Elie Saab's bejeweled masterpiece is like an optical illusion.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Elie Saab

Elie Saab's bejeweled masterpiece is like an optical illusion.

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<p>          A modern <i data-redactor-tag="i">Princess Bride</i> moment!  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Elie Saab

A modern Princess Bride moment!

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<p>          The plumage and glitz on this Chanel dress turned Kendall Jenner into a modern-day Daisy Buchanan.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Chanel

The plumage and glitz on this Chanel dress turned Kendall Jenner into a modern-day Daisy Buchanan.

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<p>          Only Karl Lagerfeld could give us ice-queen vibes with such a soft touch.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Chanel

Only Karl Lagerfeld could give us ice-queen vibes with such a soft touch.

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<p>          Jaws dropped when girl-of-the-moment Lily-Rose Depp closed the show in a cloud of sugary pink tulle.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Chanel

Jaws dropped when girl-of-the-moment Lily-Rose Depp closed the show in a cloud of sugary pink tulle.

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<p>A clean-cut deep V-neck gives upholstery-grade fabric surprisingly youthful appeal.</p>
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Valentino

A clean-cut deep V-neck gives upholstery-grade fabric surprisingly youthful appeal.

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<p>          Ruffles and confetti-like embellishments give this gown major movement.  <span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Valentino

Ruffles and confetti-like embellishments give this gown major movement.

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