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French Lessons: Whatever You Do, Don't Wear Ordinary Earrings

Dries van Noten, via <a href="http://www.refinery29.com/dries-van-noten/slideshow#slide-10">Nina Westervelt/Refinery29</a>
Dries van Noten, via Nina Westervelt/Refinery29

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We're knee deep in Paris Fashion Week, the fourth and final of the industry's major cities graced with the high-heeled circus, and there's already plenty to suss out before the fall season hits stores. But we were especially surprised/excited about the earring thing happening.

Not sure what we mean? Exhibit A (above): At least one Dries van Noten model had some sort of shiny ear shield. It's hard to tell if its actually an accessory or if someone just glued Swarovski crystal's to the model's ear, but either way it's a striking look. Also, Alexis Bittar created a couple pairs of earrings for Thierry Mugler that look "suspended in the air" thanks to a metallic ball stuck where your headphones would go. The takeaway? The ear is back, and it's weirder than ever.
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