During Couture Fashion Week, Street Style Has No Limits

Photographed by Emily Malan.
Couture isn't just a type of fashion: It's a craft, an art form, a movement rooted in heritage and legacy. It includes clothing made from silicone, pleats that take 200 hours to fold, and sequins that get tacked on individually by hand. It also happens to be the twice-a-year time that editors, bloggers, celebrities (seriously, have you seen Celine Dion nailing the Paris show circuit?!), and more gather to "ooh" and "ahh" over these one-of-a-kind gems. Oh, and to show off a little bit of their own aesthetic, too.

For some, gowns, cocktail dresses, and anything sparkly is reserved for special events only. But for Couture Week (and its anything-goes ethos), wearing those over-the-top items you love is what makes the days running from runway to runway so damn worth it. Ahead, see the silk-y, satin-y, drop-dead looks from Couture Fashion Week that gave the catwalks themselves some serious competition.
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Clashing florals, coordinating florals, same difference.
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A lesson in making the streets your runway, courtesy of queen Catherine Baba herself.
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Swap the leather jacket for a Thrasher tee, and you've got 2016's version of model off-duty style.
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Finally, Taylor Swift took off those Vetements boots, and let the rest of the world have a chance.
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Jacket over the shoulders: classic Fashion Week.
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#FeelYou.
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Can you spot the Hidden Mickey?
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White before Labor Day, white after Labor Day. Here's an outfit that proves it really doesn't matter.
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Alternative suiting: Chop off the sleeves, make the hem asymmetrical.
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Space cadet? Lady Gaga?
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Throw your bag over your backside.
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Off-the-shoulder, evening edition.
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Grandma heels or princess shoes? Either way, we're obsessed.
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Breathable cutouts make a sweater a little more summer-ready.
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Eye see you.
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Pajama set as a pantsuit? We dig it.
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Lights, camera, Chanel!
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Purple Haze, Purple Shades.
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Just hanging in Paris, buying some postcards.
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Do we spy some of our favorite Insta-slides?
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Three times the style, three times the fun.
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A little choker goes a long way.
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Is that a harness we see?
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Make a statement from behind.
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Graphic tee + miniskirt + bomber jacket = weekend uniform.
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Take it back to the Victorian Era with an extra-voluminous skirt.
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Crop the top.
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Can we talk about this hair tuck for one sec?
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Vive la color!
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Bonjour, Angelina Giovanna Ballerina.
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