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January really is the most glamorous month for the fashion-minded. If the Oscars and other awards ceremonies were not enough to keep your glitz-fix sated, there is also Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris; an event that could have been created for those who find the Spring and Autumn runways a little too run-of-the-mill for their tastes. In other words, it's a fabulously extravagant treat for the senses!

Looking shoe-wards on the runway this season, we've been most charmed by the collection from Christian Dior, whose footwear collection was all based around the same very sexy, ultra-high stiletto style with double straps and one of the season's key features: cut-out sides. These look an absolute devil to wear, but that's the beauty of Haute Couture week: it doesn't have to work off the runway. We're just looking forward to seeing some more wearable styles spring up in the shops, influenced by this beautifully feminine look