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Call the Constabulary! Paris Fashion Week Steals Murdoch Style

Paris Fashion Week is on, so try, if you can, to stop spazzing over what Rihanna and Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence are -- or aren't -- wearing to the shows, and pay some attention to the collections. Because the photos coming out of the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collections remind us of more than the fact RiRi clearly left her pants in Barbados. Voluminous haute-couture gowns with prim and pretty details had us thinking about a completely different set of suspects: the cast of Murdoch Mysteries.

Surprising? Yes.

A bit of a stretch? OK, maybe.

But check out the photos below to see what we mean.

-- 1. Giorgio Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2013-2014; 2. Versace Fall/Winter 2013-2014 (CBC, Getty Images)

Is that an exposed ankle?! The sheer details on these gowns by Giorgio Armani Prive and Versace might have landed a lady in the Old Don Jail for public indecency, but the texture, beadwork and feathery details of these dresses remind us of something Dr. Ogden might wear to a Policeman's Ball.

-- 1. and 2. Giorgio Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2013-2013 (CBC, Getty Images)

Let's not forget about Dr. Grace. Model No. 2, in Armani Prive, might be wearing more pearls than Dr. Grace could ever afford on a coroner's salary, but we think she'd approve.

-- 1. and 2. Stephane Rolland Fall/Winter 2013-2014 (Getty Images, CBC)

Prim, high collars? Bold shoulders? Cinched waists? Full skirts? Somebody call the Toronto Constabulary, Stephane Rolland stole Dr. Grace's look!

-- 1. and 2. Thom Browne Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 (CBC, Getty Images)

If the Toronto Constabulary's uniforms looked more like these looks from the Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013 collection we'd quit. In Crabtree's case, that might be a good thing. Finally! Some extra time to work on his novel.

-- 1. Elsa Schiaparelli Fall/Winter 2013-2014; 2. Alexis Mabille Fall/Winter 2013-2014; 3. Giorgio Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2013-2014; 4. Alexis Mabille Fall/Winter 2013-2014 (Getty Images, CBC)

Have a date with the judge? Haute couture isn't exactly appropriate courtroom attire. (You're already in trouble with the law, no need to get the fashion police involved.) Still, these gowns remind us of what Dr. Ogden wore to her trial last season.

-- 1. On Aura Tout Vu Fall/Winter 2013-2014; 2. Giambattista Valli Fall/Winter 2013-2014 (Getty Images/CBC)

So long as they're paired with crisp, high-collared blouses and about 36 layers of undergarments, these crimson coats could withstand the Toronto winter.

-- 1. Chanel Fall/Winter 2013-2014; 2. Stephane Rolland Fall/Winter 2013/2014 (CBC, Getty Images)

Deep blue is definitely Dr. Ogden's colour, though wearing a suit sans blouse and corset might be a little too progressive -- even for Canada's first female psychiatrist/coroner.

-- 1. and 2. Rebecca Ruetz Spring/Summer 2014 (Getty Images/CBC)

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