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Chanel Haute Couture Beauty Look

 When it came to the beauty look at the Chanel Haute Couture show for Fall 2010, it was all about the lip. The deep red - Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Rivoli - that was used on all of the models in the show helped make the maroons, navys, browns and other moody colors Karl Lagerfeld presented in his collection really pop.

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Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2010

The awe-inspiring craftsmanship can only go so far to heighten the appeal of redundant 60's mod-inspired, baby doll dresses. Most of the looks failed to come across as modern or fresh, and the short-short silhouettes will flatter very few. Sure there were beautiful, almost cutesy, looks - but with couture appealing to such a limited demographic as it is, it’s hard to picture the customer for these designs.

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John Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2010

When asked about what inspired his collection this season, Gaultier remarked that he wanted to get back to the "bare bones" of couture, and that he wanted his collection to be more Parisian. The designer also found himself inspired by ray fish, which was particularly clear when looking at the headgear the models wore, and the recurring sculpted, superhero-like silhouettes that repeatedly made their way down the runway.

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Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2010

The buzz was brewing before the show even commenced, with a who’s who of Hollywood trickling in to support the Kaiser. Among the A-listers were Jessica Alba, Leighton Meester, Lou Doillon, Milla Jovovich, and Elisa Sednaoui. It was, however, Blake Lively who caused the most commotion when she let a little gossip slip...

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Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2010

The most impressive feat of this collection was how even the most weighty, nude looks managed to exude the sensuality and sexiness the designer was going for, while staying true to the designer's gothic, dark tendencies. Who knew gothic and nude could be anything other than an oxymoron?

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