There's always been an element of fantasy in fashion--after all, when we're talking 10,000 dollar gowns, we almost demand something supernatural about the ensemble...that, and designers need to give us goods to lust after and fantasize about. The Metropolitan Museum of Art illustrated this connection last year with their "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibit, in which Dior did Wonder Woman, Mugler did Cat Woman, and McQueen channeled X-Men. And despite the ongoing recession and general spirit of doom and gloom pervading fashion week this time around, we couldn't help but spot a few fantastical superhero themes in the mix. Whether it was Darth Vader invading Rick Owens or Nite Owl at Nina Ricci, these designers really stuck out in making clothes that still fuel our wildest dreams. Below, we spot the uncanny similarities between Catwoman and Gaultier and Silk Spectre and Chalayan, and more. Hey, who ever said fashion can't save the world?