The 15 Most Wildly Opulent Gowns From Haute Couture Fall 2013

The Paris Haute Couture shows wrapped up in a graceful flurry of bejeweled organza and skirt-pants hybrids on Friday, giving our minds and eyes the long weekend to recover. This season designers all interpreted the word “couture” rather differently: some eschewed the bedazzling process entirely, others like Raf Simons at Dior turned the spotlight on couture silhouettes, and some opted for full-on theatrics.

And while we’re all for couture’s continued relevance in modern life, it’s the far end of the spectrum that gets us giddy. The end where one gown takes upwards of 500 hours to make, and where other gowns are adorned with rubber chickens. Take a click through the gallery below for 15 of the most wildly opulent items to strut down last week’s shows.

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