Haute couture is magical, and the looks that emerge from the week of shows in Paris vary from the incredibly gorgeous, to the downright wild. Would you ever wear a dress that looks like splattered water, or a hat in the shape of a radio? Probably not, but that's not the point. It's about fashion as art, and designers have an opportunity to create things that go far beyond what most of us would ever dream of wearing to our next party (Daphne Guinness and Lady Gaga being the exceptions). Be sure to check out our roundups of Paris Haute Couture, and then click this slideshow to see the most fascinating, outrageous, and striking looks of the shows.