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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Versace

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Nothing wakes you out of winter despair quite like the fabulous week of fashion that is Paris Haute Couture.

For a fleeting moment, you can let yourself be carried away to a world of breathtaking beauty, where red-carpet gowns float down the runway on the shoulders of your favorite models, under the glittering light of paparazzi flash bulbs.

Fashion history is yet again in the making, thanks to the houses of Schiaparelli, Dior and Chanel, while younger designers, like Elie Saab and Stephane Rolland, wowed us with an abundance of potential Oscar dresses—ready to be scooped up and shipped to Los Angeles for the most important red carpet night of the year.   

Click here for a look at the dream-inducing creations of Versace, Dior, Armani and more at the 2016 Paris Haute Couture shows.