Legendary French and Italian fashion houses like Chanel, Christian Dior, and Valentino gathered in Paris this week to showcase their glamorous Spring 2013 couture collections.

From avant-garde designs to stunningly beautiful details, designers didn't fail to disappoint. We noticed brilliant shades of red, gowns with sleeves, and intricate lace and beaded details trending across the board. It was difficult to choose, but here are top nine favorite looks from the shows. Click through the gallery to see the gorgeousness up close.

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