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It’s Paris Couture Week. Also known as, "Eden screams at her computer in anguish over the realization she’ll never wear anything like this" week. However, as Tennyson once wrote, "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."

Couture is a word so loosely thrown around these days, but these designers really are part of different era. The techniques, the drama, the elegance all appears so effortless and chic. If you consider yourself a fashion lover, then this is the icing on the beautiful cake. Take a tour of our top 30 favorites whittled down from our top 100 favorites, whittled down from our top (and so on and so on).