Over-the-Top Hair on the Couture Runways

The Paris couture shows offered a spectacular display of over-the-top hair 'dos. Some might be worth attempting for a street look, while others should probably remain simply runway inspiration.

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The Paris couture shows offered a spectacular display of over-the-top hair 'dos. Some might be worth attempting for a street look, while others should probably remain simply runway inspiration. At Stephane Rolland, models were styled with big loops of hair pinned over their foreheads.
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Also at Rolland, a fanciful braided up 'do serves as a more fashionable update to a classic chignon.
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Another ballerina-like hair style from Stephane Rolland, this one with choppy loose bangs.
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At Armani, hair was twisted into colorful bows on top of the crown and balanced with shoots of paper ribbon.
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Another silky hair bow from Armani in jet black.
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Some of Armani's more fanciful couture hair looks seemed like living vases of flowers. Here, a flowery pink look nestled atop a model's bun.
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Another wild floral updo from Armani Haute Couture.
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Lagerfeld went for sharply-cut bangs swept to the side of the face at Chanel's couture presentation.
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Because of the relative simplicity of the look, we're sure to see the fashion set sporting bowler caps and razor-sharp bangs come fall.
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Of course, the house to beat when it comes to daring beauty looks is consistently Christian Dior. This season, the house presented cotton-candy coifs accented with bold geometric caps.
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Another cotton-candy 'do from Christian Dior added over a foot to this model's (already considerable) height.
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A cool side-swept coif from Christian Dior looked like something from a stylish sci-fi novel.
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Jean Paul Gaultier worked with feathery plumes to create punky-yet-elegant hair 'dos. Here, a feather mohawk adds edge to a classic khaki trench.
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Soft swaying feathers give unusual movement and texture to a classic bun.
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Gaultier's feathery accents offered an unusual twist on the ever-popular top knot.
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