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You didn’t think a little thing like snow was going to get in the way of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week did you? Ever the pro, Donatella Versace made sure her Atelier Versace couture fashion show went ahead without a hitch, and as a result we saw some fabulous items from the new luxury collection presented to us.

We often look to the January couture shows for hints and potential sneak previews of what we can expect from the awards season red carpets, and we definitely see a fair few dresses that wouldn’t be out of place at the Oscars and other big-name shows.

Apart from a few suits and a boyish jacket slotted in, the collection remained predominantly feminine and slightly more youthful and contemporary than we are perhaps used to, taking the focus away from the traditional eveningwear, and easing into daywear and partywear. Having said that, the evening dresses that were presented were just as attention-grabbing as we expected them to be – and it looks like the mullet style dresses are making a comeback!

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Versace’s couture collection was modelled by some of the hottest faces in the biz right now, including MFL fave Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls and Stella Tennant among others. The FROW was pretty star-studded too, with the likes of Princess Charlene of Monaco and Olivia Munn watching the presentation intently, no doubt eyeing up potential pieces to wear.

What do you think? Joan Smalls’ dress is our favourite – we desperately hope someone wears it on a red carpet soon!

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