Slideshow: Paris Designers Reveal Their Spring 2011 Inspirations


We're moving into Paris, the home stretch of the spring 2011 shows, and many would argue that the best is saved for last. In case you're getting antsy, we've got an appetizer for you: Five fab designers sent us one image and one word or phrase to describe their forthcoming collections. They may seem a tad abstract, but you never know — perhaps Gareth Pugh will cover models in cubes, or Rick Owens will conjure a lightning storm above the runway. As we saw during New York Fashion Week, Alex Wang's one shot really was prescient. Click ahead to see what the Paris designers have in store.

Related: Milan, London, and New York designers reveal their spring 2011 inspirations