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Haute Couture As Imagined to Be Worn by Chicago Stylist Set:

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'Tis a rarity that we get to try—much less, buy—Haute Couture. With the uproar of creativity in the Paris shows this past week and the residual lauding of the collections, this is the time to fantasize. Building off Ulyana Sergeenko's peculiar fairy tale straw corsets and rompers with built-in peplums and segwaying into Lagerfeld's Midsummer Night's Dream, Racked's own shearling-clad defender of justice, Samm Mackin reimagines Couture 2013 in the style of a hot dog—Chicago Style.

Emma Arnold of in Chanel Couture:

Emma is a fashion risk taker so in honor of her being a rare bird indeed we imagined her in this featured concoction from Chanel.

Jenn Lake, the "Fashion Sniper" of Zapwater in Dior Couture:

Often seen at charity galas in bright refreshing hues we think this sunny yellow gown would be stunning for Jenn to wear for her next event.

April Francis of the Haute Closet and Dose Market in Ulyana Sergeenko Couture:

The quirky stylings of the new minted Russian designer and one of our fav Chicago stylist are a match made in heaven.

Azeeza Desai of Atelier Azza in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture:

Gaultier's latest couture collection was tinged with a South Asian flair to it. Azzeza draws heavily on her South Asian roots for inspiration in her own collections so perhaps the two designers can compare notes while she rocks out this dress.

Brielle Buchberg and Lindsay Segal of Luxury Garage Sale in Chanel Couture:

Brielle and Lindsay are nearly inseparable in the Chicago fashion scene so we think it would be cute to see them in matching Chanel dresses. Here we've also re-imagined Hudson Kroening as Brielle's twins.

Jena Gambaccini of in Versace Couture:

As the reigning queen of neon we think that pro-blogger Jena G. will look stunning hosting her next event in full chartreuse regalia.

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