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Best of bizarre style: Paris Fashion Week

When it comes to the French, it's all about fashion and drama. At Paris Fashion Week Autumn / Winter 2014 (Feb. 25-Mar. 5), designers sent fun, theatrical (and several severe) ensembles down the runway. From poofy gowns to puzzling hats, take a look at our favorite designs from the ready-to-wear collections: 

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    Bizarre style: Paris Fashion Week Autumn / Winter 2014

    From poofy gowns to puzzling hats, take a look at our favorite designs from the ready-to-wear collections.

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    Best of bizarre style

    When it comes to the French, it's all about fashion and drama. At Paris Fashion Week Autumn / Winter 2014 (Feb. 25-Mar. 5), designers sent fun, theatrical (and several severe) ensembles down the runway. From poofy gowns to puzzling hats, take a look at our favorite designs from the ready-to-wear collections:

    Dries Van Noten, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Fur-real?

    Alexander McQueen, March 4, 2014

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    Flagging it

    Jean Paul Gaultier, March 1, 2014

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    Folk fashion

    Alexander McQueen, March 4, 2014

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    Blocked up

    Valentino, March 4, 2014

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    Getting cheeky

    Vivienne Westwood, March 1, 2014

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    A feat of pleats

    Balmain, Feb. 27, 2014

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    Feed the tweed

    Chanel, March 4, 2014

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    In bloom

    Chanel, March 4, 2014

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    Matchy-matchy

    Julien David, Feb. 28, 2014

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    Fringe benefits

    Julien David, Feb. 28, 2014

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    In 'da trunk

    Rick Owens, Feb. 27, 2014

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    The Unsullied*

    Rick Owens, Feb. 27, 2014

    *("Game of Thrones" reference. We couldn't help ourselves.)

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    At arm's length

    Rick Owens, Feb. 27, 2014

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    The apple of our 'why?'

    Manish Arora, Feb. 27, 2014

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    Rope it in

    Undercover, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Siamese seams

    Jacquemus, Feb. 25, 2014

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    Crowning glory

    Undercover, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Wallpaper diva

    Undercover, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Cape sphere

    Manish Arora, Feb. 27, 2014

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    Rough ruffles

    Gareth Pugh, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Move over, Pharrell

    Gareth Pugh, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Flower-chested

    Vionnet, Feb. 26, 2014

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    To know a veil

    Corrie Nielsen, Feb. 25, 2014

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    Post-it floats

    Gareth Pugh, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Frank Gehry-approved

    Gareth Pugh, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Will that be paper or plastic gown?

    Gareth Pugh, Feb. 26, 2014

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    White-out

    Gareth Pugh, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Wind 'em up

    Gareth Pugh, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Ribbon ready

    Atsuro Tayama, Feb. 26, 2014

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    Power poof girl

    Corrie Nielsen, Feb. 25, 2014

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    She wears the pants

    Jacquemus, Feb. 25, 2014

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    Child's play

    Jacquemus, Feb. 25, 2014

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    See spots go

    Jacquemus, Feb. 25 2014

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    Going for gold

    Tex Saverio, Feb. 25, 2014

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    Royal showgirl

    Tex Saverio, Feb. 25, 2014

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    Scalloped

    Issey Miyake, Feb. 28, 2014

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