STYLE & BEAUTY
01/26/2012 07:51 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

17 Crazy Looks From The Spring 2012 Haute Couture Shows In Paris (PHOTOS)

Haute couture, by sheer definition, means exclusive made-to-order. Therefore, all haute couture (translated to "high fashion"), is one-of-a-kind. In the world of style, that sentiment is often taken a little too seriously by designers who create pieces that are overtly eccentric and to be blunt, just plain crazy. This Paris haute couture season is no exception, as the last several days of shows have been a whirlwind of over-the-top, avant garde designs that even the bravest of style risk-takers wouldn't be caught dead in. But, however, absurd the ensemble may seem, we still can't get enough of the bold costumes that come parading down the runways this time of year.

Take a look through the slideshow below to see our picks for the most outlandish haute couture looks of spring 2012.

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Haute Couture, by sheer definition, means exclusive made-to-order. Therefore, all haute couture (translated to "high fashion"), is one-of-a-kind. In the world of style, that sentiment is often taken a little too seriously by designers who create pieces that are overtly eccentric and to be blunt, just plain crazy. This Paris haute couture season is no exception, as the last several days of shows have been a whirlwind of over-the-top, avant garde designs that even the bravest of style risk-takers wouldn't be caught dead in. But, however, absurd the ensemble may seem, we still can't get enough of the bold costumes that come parading down the runways this time of year.

Take a look through the slideshow below to see out picks for the most outlandish haute couture looks of spring 2012.

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