Strike a pose. Designer John Galliano and models at the Christian Dior Spring 2010 Haute Couture show. Photo: Eric Ryan/Getty Images


The Spring Haute Couture shows kicked off in Paris yesterday and there have already been A-listers, ridiculously beautiful clothing, and awe-inspiring hair dye jobs!

It's a glam time to be in the City of Lights for the couture shows are even more rarefied than ready-to-wear. The term haute couture literally translates to "high dressmaking" and the custom creations are among the finest in the world.

Here's what went down on day one:

Celeb spotting: Kylie Minogue looked fabulous in a little gray dress at Christian Dior, while Dita von Teese rocked a black fox fur over her L.B.D. at the Alexis Mabille show and then slinked into a head-to-toe leather ensemble for Dior. Other front-rowers included Anne Hathaway at Armani Privé in strapless silver frock and sky high Christian Louboutin heels.

And taking it all in was 13-year-old American fashion blogger Tavi, who is reporting for Pop magazine. The petite tween took her preciousness to a new level by touching on the gray hair trend with newly dyed tresses. With her oversized glasses, the internet darling looked like a chic Sophia Petrillo!

Kylie Minogue and Dita von Teese at Christian Dior. Eric Ryan/Getty Images



Most eco-and-recession-friendly couture collection: Anne-Valérie Hash used secondhand garments donated by the likes of Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alber Elbaz and even rocker Pete Doherty to create an exquisite made-to-measure collection. Gaultier's old sailor sweater was transformed into a black sequined jumpsuit, while Doherty's military jacket was given new life as a frock coat. What a fabulous way to create an innovative new collection - and save on fabric costs!

Favorite beauty moment: Alexis Mabille's collection featured bi-colored clothing and shoes of two different colors, but we especially loved the amazing two-tone hairdos: hair was parted down the middle, slicked into a pony and one side was dyed an outrageous shade - yellow, blue, red or fuchsia.







Irina Lazareanu is on pointe at Anne Valerie Hash. Photo: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images










Best model moment
: Irina Lazareanu walked the runway at Anne-Valérie Hash, sporting a cute Edward Scissorhands-esque cropped hairdo and a pointe shoe - on her hand.

Spectacle of the day: John Galliano never shies away from creating a fabulous over the top theatrical experience for his Dior Haute Couture collection. Today was no exception: the sound of pounding hooves signaled the equestrian-inspired show would begin. Models wore hunting jackets, carried riding crops, and sported veiled top hats (see above). Eveningwear took inspiration from Gibson Girl-era beauty, as models emerged clad in delicate cocktail dresses and sumptuous, sculpted gowns in frothy pastels and deep jewel tones. Galliano, never one to disappoint, took his bow in full dressage costume.