twice a year models, editors, bloggers, and fashionistas alike swarm to paris to see the most legendary fashion houses reveal their latest couture collections . couture shows of the past were known for their over the top and often magical qualities, however the shows of today tend to be less shock and more awh... think ready to wear with more lace and sparkles rather than made to order works of art . nevertheless, the fashion gods (and goddesses) did not disappoint and still presented an array of beautiful options for fall . the color trends throughout the shows were mauve, navy, and black . jean paul gaultier and givenchy had the most unique (and in my opinion couture like) collections . jean paul gaultier also joined elie saab and chanel in displaying mega gowns to close out their shows (my personal favorite coming from elie saab) . now that the latest couture fashion week has come to a close you can view some of my favorite pieces below .