New Haute Couture Channels Old Time Cartoons

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Couture Fashion Week launched Monday in Paris, and the collections have taken us far from the gloom and doom of the recession. In fact, in many cases they’ve whisked us straight back to Saturday mornings circa 1985. Although you may not be donning Gaultier-inspired designs to the office anytime soon, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how familiar some of these looks are. See what happens when high fashion channels some of your animated favorites after the jump.

Adeline Andre as Gumby

Anne Valerie Hash as Jem

Chanel as Minnie Mouse

Christian Dior as Captain Hook

Givenchy as the Charmin Bear

Jean Paul Gaultier as Captain Crunch

Maison Martin Margiela as Chicken Little

Valentino as Robin

What do you think? Have designers been watching too many cartoons as of late?