Haute Couture week in Paris is a fashion lover's favorite week of the year, and the Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 Haute Couture collection ensures that this year will be particularly exciting.

Kicking off the week in a big way, the collection is a stunning work of art, made up of mostly black and white dresses, with a few mind-blowing scarlet numbers that closed the show.

The breathtaking gowns at the Giambattista Valli show are sure to stand out during Haute Couture Week and have hopefully set the tone for the annual fashion week.

Glamor and elegance are the most prominent themes of the Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 Haute Couture collection, just as any couture show should be. If this doesn't make you want to add some drama into your wardrobe this season, I don't know what will.