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Stunning photos from Paris Fashion Week

  • Mad hatter

    She’s known for her eccentric outfits, but editor-at-large for Vogue Japan, Anna Dello Russo really pulled out the stops at the Viktor & Rolf show at Espace Ephemere Tuileries – by sporting this mouse ears hat. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Hats off!

    The Hussein Chalayan show was named Breeze Corridor and showed a lightness of touch in its flowing black evening gowns; summery, Hawaiian prints and quirky, handheld umbrella hats. (Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

  • Metal heads

    The Balmain show at the Grand Hotel Intercontinental featured fresh-faced, make-up-free models wearing quilted skirt suits in pastel colours, see-through chainmail tops and shiny gold accessories. (Getty Images)

  • Garden of Eden

    Raf Simons’ Dior collection was displayed among colourful flower garlands strung from the ceiling. Oversized boxy jackets, sheer fabrics, metallics and heaps of appliquéd badges and slogans all made an appearance. An assault on the senses. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Let’s dance

    Jean-Paul Gaultier took inspiration from the hit TV programme, Dancing with the Stars for his SS14 show. Models and dancers took to the catwalk performing the tango and the samba. Ten points for the entertainment factor. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • East is east

    The John Galliano collection at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild featured modern, structured, Japanese-inspired designs in primary colours. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Masked ball

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were runway-side for the spectacular Givenchy show. Models sauntered down the catwalk wearing sapphire and ruby-encrusted face masks − a tricky look to pull off. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Shine a light

    Givenchy (detail pictured) featured African and Asian influences, opulent fabrics, cut-outs, chunky sandals and rainbow-coloured embellishments. (Getty Images)

  • Return of the Mac

    Stella McCartney at L’Opera Garnier had a pared-down aesthetic, which the designer described as ‘her wearing the clothes, not the clothes wearing her’. Miranda Kerr, Cara Delevingne and co wore chic laces in muted shades of navy, cream and black. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Glorious mud

    At the opposite end of the spectrum was Vivienne Westwood −who can always be relied upon to inject some colourful theatricality into proceedings – with medieval-themed dresses accessorised with shepherd’s crooks and models’ faces spattered with mud. (Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty Images)