Weekly fashion videos: Paris haute couture

Watch the highlights from the haute couture shows in Paris, which ended July 7.

Chanel

Head designer Karl Lagerfeld - who is rumored to make a cameo on TV drama series, Gossip Girl, which has been filming in Paris during the haute couture shows - staged a roaring show around a giant golden lion (Coco Chanel's zodiac sign), presenting outfits entirely made from pearls.

part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua-CIJME5LA

part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oos-s4ZUffA

Jean Paul Gaultier

Feathery and leathery creations, paired with red lips and turbans, prevailed at Gaultier's show, which also saw a performance by the burlesque dancer, Dita van Teese.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1V4YwFJ1ME

Elie Saab

The Labenese designer showed predictably spectacular (and safe) dresses worthy of an Arabic princess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFNf3MQrxMA

Armani Privé

With some outfits seemingly inspired by mens- and workwear, the Italian maestro presented highly wearable options.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPLfVIKhGKA

Valentino

The label's signature bows and roses were combined with transparent cage-like structures, elegant lace, and lots of sparkle - fashion blogger, Diane Pernet filmed the runway finale.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzLGbSNmoRw

Christian Dior

From the foil wrapped around the models' heads to the tulip-shaped skirts and petal tops: John Galliano took his floristic inspiration to a very literal level.

part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29zzJ1g3do0

part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VmlJCCu3mY

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