The Coolest Looks From Paris Haute Couture Week 2011

by Laura Denby · July 6, 2011

The Paris Haute Couture 2011 shows kicked off this week with designs by some of the world's most renowned fashion icons. Givenchy, Armani, Christian Dior and more all debuted their Autumn/Winter collections. As always, the fashions were shocking, wacky and innovative. Here's a look at a few of this week's most unique styles so far.

Christian Dior

Despite the obvious absence of long time head designer John Galliano, the Christian Dior Autumn Collection exuded optimism with its brave pastel colors and jazzy patterns.

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Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld's epic fashion show featured an experimental take on the classic Chanel tweed suit while models rocked light-up shoes at the show's finale.

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Armani Prive

The 2011 Armani Prive collection paid homage to the tragic events that took place in Japan this year, by featuring kimonos, obi belts and a gorgeous arrangement of cherry blossoms, roses and chrysanthemums.

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Givenchy

Givenchy's 2011 autumn collection by Ricardo Tisci is called "Purity" and features light, fragile fabrics and detailed crystal work. A little bit of booty doesn't hurt either.

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