Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and More: Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 (Photos)

Paris Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2012

As Paris’ Fall 2012 fashion week come to a close, a reality is pounded home: with a few notable exceptions (Vuitton, Valentino, Miu Miu, McQueen), the shows have focused on everything except the frocks themselves. The days when fashion was an industry of pretty dresses are long gone.

Chris Moore, Catwalking / Getty Images

Louis Vuitton

 

Alexander Klein, AFP / Getty Images

Miu Miu

 

Pierre Verdy, AFP / Getty Images

Elie Saab

 

Chris Moore, Catwalking / Getty Images

Balenciaga

  

Jacques Brinon / AP Photo

Balmain

   

Alexander Klein, AFP / Getty Images

Yves Saint Laurent

  

Thibault Camus / AP Photo

Kanye West

   

Dominique Charriau, WireImage / Getty Images

Vivenne Westwood

   

Karl Prouse, Catwalking / Getty Images

Viktor & Rolf

   

Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Valentino

   

Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho, WireImage / Getty Images

Rick Owens

   

Christophe Ena / AP Photo

Alexander McQueen

   

Eric Ryan / Getty Images

Stella McCartney

   

Eric Ryan / Getty Images

Karl Lagerfeld

   

Jacques Brinon / AP Photo

Givenchy

  

Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Jean-Paul Gaultier

   

Chris Moore, Catwalking / Getty Images

Christian Dior

   

Dominique Charriau, WireImage / Getty Images

Chloe