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Fall 2014 Couture’s Greatest Hits

W’s fashion market and accessories director shares her favorite looks straight from the runway.


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Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture The juxtaposition of a pajama top and a ballgown skirt makes this look both extravagant and wearable.

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Bouchra Jarrar Fall 2014 Couture The exquisite details on this biker jacket embody Bouchra Jarrar’s innovative use of textured textiles.

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Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture This printed ballgown is fit for a modern-day Marie Antoinette.

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Chanel Fall 2014 Couture Only Karl Lagerfeld could incorporate cement and neoprene into a bridal gown designed for a pregnant bride.

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Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture Lace embellishments and a pretty baby blue color are perfect for a Princess.

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Armani Privé Fall 2014 Couture Couture brides need not be restricted to white, as this witchy gothic gown proves.

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Schiaparelli Fall 2014 Couture In a show filled with bright colors and surrealist touches, a simple ‘40s-inspired dress stole my heart.

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Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2014 Couture Play Russian Constructivist for a day in this primary-colored ensemble.

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Valentino Fall 2014 Couture A gold gown fit for a true goddess.

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Atelier Versace Fall 2014 Couture A lesson in the way a Versace woman (aka Donatella) wears a suit.

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Vionnet Fall 2014 Couture No label better exemplified the influence of Futurist design—a major theme of Fall 2014 Couture—than Vionnet, which presented its first demi-couture collection.

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Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2014 Couture Even the most demure Alexandre Vauthier gowns have a cheekily exposed leg.

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Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2014 Couture Rococo meets the master of minimalism.

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