Paris Fall 2011 Couture Beauty: What the Hell is That Thing on Your Head?

Runway shows are all about giving the audience an idea of a designer's influence. Hair often completes a look, and many times can be more riveting than the clothes themselves. During this couture week, designers were obviously bored by the limitations of hair alone and added adornments, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. Click through to check out some of the hair fashion from this week's couture shows.
By Cheryl Wischhover,

Runway shows are all about giving the audience an idea of a designer's influence.

Alexis Mabille shows us that

Margiela shows us an easy way to save money on makeup artists and hair stylists. We bet that model under there is actually just a regular person.

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Jean Paul Gaultier has a thing for feathers, too, but these look less Native American and more Parisian, which is definitely a good thing. He was inspired by song birds for this look.

Dior wins for most asinine headgear.

Using gorgeous beaded wire,

Armani was inspired by Japan for his Armani Prive show, and the headwear reflected that. A series of complicated, tortured, origami-esque shapes adorned the heads of most of the models.

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