I have a feeling that we are going to be knitting tunic dresses and dhoti pants at the guillotine when we come to cut off the heads of couturiers.
Roger Vivier showed a pair of £30,000 shoes this week:
They feature an assortment of life's little luxuries such as 24 ct gold-coated mesh, semi-precious stones, jet, satin ribbons, silk chiffon, diamanté and crocodile skin fashioned into dainty rosettes.
The "Dovima", an 11cm, spike-heeled confection of gilded silk mesh and jewels, is embellished with a pair of rose pink-dyed, taxidermy birds with gold and crystal heads.
Another style called "Daphne", in honour of the best-dressed socialite and millionairess, Daphne Guinness, the ex-wife of Greek shipping heir, Spyros Niarchos.
They are a midnight lace creation of jet, silk, crocodile and satin bows.
The collection of six hand-made creations, starting at £9,500 a pair and rising up to a stratospheric £30,000.
They were unveiled during the Paris Haute Couture season this week.