• Karl Lagerfeld never skimps on sets when it comes to Chanel. His fall 2013 backdrop didn't disappoint. To match his "Around the World" themed collection, the designer had a gigantic globe complete with illuminated pins in areas where Chanel boutiques could be found made for the center of his runway.

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    Chanel, Fall 2013

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  • Alice in Wonderland was the inspiration behind Raf Simons's spring/summer 2013 Dior collection, so it was no wonder that the creative director would create a fantastical set to correspond with his vision. A maze of oversized hedges with growing vines was the catwalk in which the models would walk down.

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    Christian Dior, Spring 2013 Couture

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  • Wreckage and ruin ruled Karl Lagerfeld's apocalypse-themed Chanel show in the summer of 2013. The Grand Palais was transformed to reveal a cracked glass roof, walls that seemed as if a fire had just run through them, and fallen cement pieces strewn across the floor.

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    Chanel, Fall 2013

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  • Alexander Wang took an extra step in his spring 2011 runway show, making sure the atmosphere corresponded with the theme of his clothing. The collection, a mix of deconstructed dresses, slouchy jumpsuits, and metallic t-shirts, boasted a futuristic and space-like feel. In harmony with the aesthetic of his pieces, Wang had a large inflated cloud-like creation installed to hang from the ceiling.

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    Alexander Wang, Spring 2011

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  • Marc Jacobs was the conductor of this standout fall 2012 show, in which the former creative director of Louis Vuitton turned the runway into a train station. The set came complete with a custom-made train. The retro '60s style travel fashion that came down the catwalk matched the perfectly staged backdrop.

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    Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012

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  • Roberto Cavalli turned the runway of his fall 2014 show into a ring of fire...literally...as models fiercely strutted alongside rising flames bordering a pool of water. Now that's one way to heat things up.

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    Roberto Cavalli, Fall 2014

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