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Accessories round up – the coolest from Couture Week

A model displays a creation by German designer Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Fall/winter 2010/2011 Haute Couture fashion show held at the Grand-Palais in Paris, France, on July 6, 2010. Photo by Roberto Martinelli/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom
Is it any surprise we start at Chanel? Hemlines were demure, but jewelry was hardcore.  Hardware mixed with crystals, pearls  and multi-colored jewels, and draped chains of various length and link size for a super eclectic stacked look we adore. It looks like models stuck their arms into a treasure chest in one of the exotic locales that inspired Lagerfeld’s brocade tapestry chic.
See more of the Chanel Haute Couture Collection here, and click to see front row fashionistas Jessica Alba and Leighton Meester.
A model displays a creation by Italian designer Alessandra Facchinetti for Valentino Fall/winter 2010/2011 Haute Couture fashion show in Paris, France, on July 7, 2010. Photo by Roberto Martinelli/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom
Valentino showed us these fairytale gloves along with a surprisingly wearable collection heavy on the daytime dresses in mid-century silhouettes. Here, hemlines were short and looks were lush. The bows studding these arm-spanning stunners are representative of the collection – bows were everywhere in all shapes and sizes. Even on another, much shorter pair of gloves seen with a selection of Valentino’s shoes over on Shoeperwoman.
A model displays a creation of British designer John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture fashion Fall-Winter 2010/11 collection held at the Musee Rodin in Paris, France, on July 5 2010. Photo by Christophe Guibbaud/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom
We also saw bows tying up waists at the Christian Dior show. But we’re more interested in the pretty pumps grounding the stems of Dior’s beautiful blooms. The ankle-strap silhouette seen above along with a multi-strap stiletto were shown in saturated hues of red, teal, pink, red, white, purple and orange.
PARIS - JULY 07: A model walks the runway during the Jean-Paul Gaultier show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 on July 7, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Fishnet stockings with an Eiffel Tower embellishment up the back. Need we really say more about Jean Paul Gaultier’s Parisian touch? Amour.

Did we miss anything? What accessories did you love at Couture?

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