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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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Everything that glitters is not always gold. The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways -- The Cut

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The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways

Everything that glitters is not gold. Glitter overload. The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways -- The Cut

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The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways

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The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways

The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways -- The Cut

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The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways

The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways -- The Cut

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The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways

Statement Hats Marc Jacobs

Image of Best Haute Milkmaid: Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton Best Haute Milkmaid: Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

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The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways

Statement Hats Louis Vuitton

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The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways

All That Glitters Is Not (Always) Gold Louis Vuitton

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The Fourteen Biggest Trends From the Fall 2012 Runways

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

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Top Trends From Fall 2012

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

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All That Glitters Is Not (Always) Gold Prabal Gurung