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Get Up Close With the Nails From Paris Couture Week

Jul 5 2013 - 8:59am

The nail looks are one of the major draws to any Fashion Week for the beauty obsessed, and Paris Couture Week is no different. To complement the artistically beautiful clothing being paraded down the runway, models had their digits painted up in a wide variety of polish shades. And since the gowns themselves are so unique, the nail looks can vary vastly from show to show. Intrigued? Just keep clicking.

Jean Paul Gaultier swathed his models' nails in inky black.

The nails at Atelier Gustavolins were a pretty light purple.

Rad Hourani opted for flesh-toned nails for its Couture show.

The nails at Armani Privé were a prim pink hue.

The nails at Chanel, painted with the brand's Nail Colour in Ballerina [1] ($27), were kept light and neutral to match the androgynous makeup look [2] . . . and to show off the amazing knuckle rings on the models' fingers.

Nearly nude nails were the look du jour at Christian Dior.

Nude nails were also the look at Versace, where models' fingers were painted in just a shiny, clear top coat.

Julien Fournié opted to give models a gilded manicure to match the magnetic colors of his couture.

Adding a pop of color to an otherwise neutral season, the nails at Atelier Gustavolins were a pretty periwinkle.

Models at Bouchra Jarrar had their digits painted a subtle pink hue.

A simple top coat was all that adorned the nails at Christophe Josse.

Alexis Mabille opted for a metallic blue half-moon manicure, with a silver semicircle accenting the bottom of the models' nails.

At Maison Anoufa, the nails were kept clean and bare.

The models wore extravagant full head pieces at Maison Martin Margiela, so the nails were kept simple and bare.

A ballet-pink manicure adorned the nails at On Aura Tout Vu.

Flesh-toned nails kept the attention on the couture at Stéphane Rolland.

Ulyana Sergeenko saw models with slightly flushed nail polish hues.

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