03/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Haute Couture Spawns Joan Collins Revival

Some of you may be too young to remember Dynasty, but those of us who do know it was absolutely all about Joan Collins/Alexis Carrington. Nobody could work 80 pounds of tulle and an up-do quite like her. Yes, all those big diamond-dipped gowns and line-backer blazers were great for a good on-screen bitch-slapping, but it was Collins' off-screen style that drew several links to the recent couture shows. Gaultier, Valentino, Armani Privé, and Lacroix all turned out looks that Alexis would have been proud to preen in. Look at her in that gold lamé jumpsuit! God, they just don't make 'em like they used to.