Top Trends From Paris Fashion Week

From all-white looks to florals and capes, a look at the runway trends that dominated the fall 2011 collections out of Paris.

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From all-white looks to florals and capes, a look at the runway trends that dominated the fall 2011 collections out of Paris.
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WHITE OUT: All white looks were prominent on the Paris runways. And not winter white, true white, like this ice queen suit trimmed in fur shown at Alexander McQueen.
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White Out: Yves Saint Laurent, Fall 2011
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White Out: Pedro Lourenco, Fall 2011
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FUR ACCENTS: Fur made its way onto just about everything this season in Paris--from handbags to collars to skirts made of fur. Jean Paul Gaultier showed a rolling suitcase trimmed in mink.
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Fur Accents: Alexis Mabille, Fall 2011
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Fur Accents: Giambattista Valli, Fall 2011
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Fur Accents: Vanessa Bruno, Fall 2011
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DOTS: Fashion week saw a lot of dots and spots this season. The trend started at Marc Jacobs in New York and continued in Paris, including this look at Stella McCartney.
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Dots: Comme des Garçons, Fall 2011
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Dots: Lanvin, Fall 2011
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Dots: Yves Saint Laurent, Fall 2011
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SIREN RED: Siren red popped up all over this season's catwalks including Viktor & Rolf, who even painted their models' faces in the color.
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Siren Red: Giambattista Valli, Fall 2011
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Siren Red: Lanvin, Fall 2011
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Siren Red: Costume National, Fall 2011
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SNAKESKIN: Snakeskin abounded on the Paris catwalks--from full on looks like this one from Chloé, to more subtle accents like chiffon snakeskin printed shirts and mod boots.
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Snakeskin: Hermès, Fall 2011
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Snakeskin: Valentino, Fall 2011
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TRANSPARENCY: For those brave fashionistas, going sheer will be a big trend come fall. Riccardo Tisci played with transparency at Givenchy.
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Transparency: Emanuel Ungaro, Fall 2011
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Transparency: Christian Dior, Fall 2011
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Transparency: Thierry Mugler, Fall 2011
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Transparency: Yves Saint Laurent, Fall 2011
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GARDEN PARTY: Designers headed to the garden for inspiration for their fall 2011 collections this season. Vivid floral prints showed up on cocktail frocks, and even on suits and overcoats.
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GARDEN PARTY: Giambattista Valli, Fall 2011
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Garden Party: Kenzo, Fall 2011
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Garden Party: Cacharel, Fall 2011
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Garden Party: Miu Miu, Fall 2011
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Garden Party: Balenciaga, Fall 2011
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Garden Party: Givenchy, Fall 2011
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CAPES: Trade in your winter coat for a cape this fall, they were all over the fall 2011 runways in Paris. Karl Lagerfeld showed a knit version at Chanel.
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Capes: Chloé, Fall 2011
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Capes: Rick Owens, Fall 2011
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GO FOR THE GOLD: Fashion is clearly having a golden moment. Vivienne Westwood sent out her collection paired with sequin gold slippers.
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Go For the Gold: Dries van Noten, Fall 2011
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Go For the Gold: Balmain, Fall 2011
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Go For the Gold: Comme des Garçons, Fall 2011
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