Reel Style: Princess-Inspired Runway Looks for “Beauty and the Beast”

This weekend's re-release of "Beauty and the Beast" has us looking to spring's over-the-top, princess-perfect ballgowns.

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The recent re-release of "Beauty and the Beast" has us looking to spring's over-the-top, princess-perfect ballgowns.
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Maybe it's our inner five-year-old, but the re-release of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" this weekend has us looking to spring's princess-inspired, over-the-top gowns with renewed interest. After all, who couldn't use a few more ballgown occasions?
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As luck would have it, top designers seem to have reinterpreted Belle's iconic all-gold gown in their spring collections -- along with a smattering of similarly frilly confections.
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Like Belle's iconic gold gown, Jason Wu's elegant chartreuse number features voluminous layers of silk.
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Carolina Herrera's meringue-colored ballgown could transform any elegant lady into a Disney princess.
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Oscar de la Renta finished his full-skirted yellow gown with an elegant black lace shell and statement earrings.
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The only thing that could improve Marchesa's dusty purple ballgown is a prince as an accessory -- or, in Belle's case, a hairy, gargantuan Beast.
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Giambattista Valli's cupcake-like gown features tiers of silky ruffles and a contrasting black bustle at the waist.
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Jean Paul Gaultier finished an electric yellow gown with an elaborately beaded bodice and piles of bangles.
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Soft, butter-yellow feathers give Naeem Khan's elaborate ballgown an exotic feel.
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Likewise, Elie Saab tried an all-gold look complete with shimmering beads and a plunging V-neckline.
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For the more modern princess, we recommend Rodarte's striking chartreuse gown, which features an asymmetrical train and flirty, off-the-shoulder bodice.
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With pouf sleeves and a ruffled white skirt, Chanel's girlish mini-dress begs for a tiara and long white gloves.
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John Galliano's sheer lavender gown may be a tad racy for a classic Disney princess, but we think Belle would approve of the cheerful lilac hue and ruffled bodice.
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Few dresses are more princess-perfect than the spring frocks in Louis Vuitton's collection, especially this icy-blue mini-dress, complete with shimmering tiara.
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Valentino's romantic, all-red lace gown would likely get the stamp of approval from real-life royalty, Duchess Catherine.
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