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Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is a time for designers to let the wilder aspects of their imagination come out to play, and on the footwear front, we're certainly impressed by what Christian Dior has created for this year's event.

Criss-cross straps and toy-like features on the heels remind us just a little of our favourite Irregular Choice styles, and we love the way the shoes complement every outfit by picking out a key shade somewhere in their crazy design. The 'balls' inside the heels were like miniature planets, and these echoed spherical hats perched on the models' heads.

Elsewhere, we were impressed by Armani Prive's show, which featured some beautiful Eastern-influenced printed heels. You can see the full collection, which includes hard box clutches and squishy silk styles here.