Literally. Raf Simon’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 haute couture collection for Dior is filled with silhouettes inspired by court fashion of yore (think voluminous skirts with side hoops).

It’s interesting to see how he interpreted 18th century┬ástyle to fit with today’s context. Fresh and unique!

christian-dior-couture-fall-winter-2014-2015-raf-simons-sleeveless-dressMy favorite look is this one! This sleeveless dress with asymmetric hem does not have the pannier thingy going on, leaning more towards a 1950s silhouette. It’s so pretty!

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Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 translucent long gown with high neck and large pink bow at chest

What’s pretty, pink with bows all over? Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2010/2011 collection. A lot of adorable details in this collection!

Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 strapless pink  crinoline ball gown with ruffle tiers worn with bow long gloves

A short and sweet suit in dusty pink. Mmmm…

Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 pink suit with   floral embossed detail, turtleneck top, coat with peplum and matching   skirt

I’m totally love this black and white outfit and oooh, the half gloves with large bows on them — so lovely!

Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 black skirt, white  ruffle top, black bow half gloves

A lovely strapless gown that is neither pink nor adorned with bows. :)

Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 strapless dusty   green dress

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Mickey Mouse ears is the new Hello Kitty hair bow. There I said it . Now that that is out of the way…here’s Chanel 2010 Spring/Summer collection at Paris Haute Couture fashion week.

Dressed to impress - 2010 haute couture collection from Chanel at Paris Fashion Week

Karl Lagerfeld presents a delicious spread of dresses in cotton candy colors with trimmings of gold and silver.

Chanel Haute Couture evening dress, Paris Haute Couture Spring Summer 2010

Updated sharp suits in various shades of oatmeal spiced up with metallic accents.

Sharp suits from Chanel 2010 Haute Couture Spring Summer collection shown at Paris Fashion Week

Some in dusty colors. I’m not feeling these two.
Suit yourself - lavender suit and green dress from Chanel Haute Couture Spring  2010 collection in Paris

Bows, big bows – loving the dress on the right.

Chanel haute couture 2010 at Paris Fashion Week

Side note: I like the silver streaks in the hair. :)

Detail on the jewel encrusted Chanel S/S 2010 jackets as seen on Paris Haute Couture fashion week

Photo: Reuters

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