In a season filled with over-the-top embellishment, looks rendered in sparkly fabric — often in sumptuous, saturated colors — are an obvious bedfellow. Marc Jacobs embraced shine at both his namesake label and Louis Vuitton, while other designers toyed with neo-disco lurex separates, and even a jumpsuit.
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Dresses Get Undressed Evening dressing took a turn for the sexy, with sheer gowns that offered just the tiniest bit of coverage, courtesy of strategically placed embellishments (how very Austin Powers in concept), such as flowers, sparkly triangles, or fur. Starlets on the hunt for a future red carpet dress be warned: wearing some of these could result in a Twitter account devoted to your specific body parts. Blumarine
The Item: Suit Up Forget the statement skirt, this season it's all about the pantsuit. Whether it's a cropped and flared retro pair, or a modern layered ensemble, designers resurrected the pantsuit for fall. Louis Vuitton