The models at Alexis Mabille’s couture show today wore regal-looking cape-dresses, puffy bows, and filigreed embroidery, but even more exciting were their Dr. Seuss–like hairdos, consisting of a single braid extending from the tops of their heads. Like a gently waving antenna, each braid curved forward as if exploring its surroundings, its tip adorned by gemstones. The overall effect: Cindy Lou Who meets crystal chandelier.
Alexis Mabille’s fall 2012 haute couture collection. Photo: PIERRE VERDY/AFP/GettyImages