PARIS (AP) â�� The final day of Paris' haute couture shows was like a glittering fashion encyclopedia. Wednesday's shows went from the Renaissance-feel of Valentino's shimmering blue silk capes to the 19th century, where couture's enfant terrible Jean Paul Gaultier, paid homage to the black top-hatted dandy. Nineteenth century top hats accompanied high taffeta collars, deconstructed texture-rich satin crepe waistcoats and a lot of black, broken up with explosions color and bright fox fur, which provoked whoops of delight from the crowd. The piece de resistance came in the form of a science-fiction corset cage â�� like a mechanized hourglass. Hubert de Givenchy's column dress from the 1960s â�� made famous by actress Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" â�� was the muse behind the house's imaginative couture presentation. At a private show in a lavish Parisian mansion, guests viewed ten ornate and plunging creations in black and light beige. Designer Riccardo Tisci gave the famous designs a gypsy-infusion at this show, taking bohemian foulard print to inspired intricate reliefs of bonded leather. Choker-collar gowns in silk chiffon and crepe de chine blue capes floated past with the eerie, magical feel of a bygone age. Two pale pink silk gowns, with fresco-like images of branches, had a Renaissance-style Empire waist, a look that has been making a comeback in recent seasons.