The Fall 2011 Alexander McQueen show had some of the most exciting hair in all of Paris Fashion Week, with models' heads all but concealed beneath an armor of large metal barrettes. As with most things McQueen, the look was equal parts medieval romance and dark modernity. Get a 360-degree view of how stylists put the barrettes together, and marvel at just how many hair accessories they used.
If you remember Eliza Doolittle's debut at Royal Ascot in My Fair Lady, then you know all about this classiest (and flashiest) of British horse races. Ascot is famous for its hats, but these days at the UK race, outlandish fascinators and other wild headpieces are much more in vogue. It kicked off earlier this week, so to celebrate, we've put together 10 of the most creative and dramatic pieces of headgear from the opening day. Check out my favourite ones now.