FROM THE ARCHIVES

Still Searching For Your Holiday Look? Let the Most Decadent Images from the W Archives Be Your Guide

Sweet & Vicious. Photo by Alasdair McLellan, styled by Jane How. W Magazine, August 2010.jpg
“Sweet & Vicious.” Photo by Alasdair McLellan, styled by Jane How; W Magazine August 2010.

From plush furs to plumes of feathers, the holidays are all about lush, excessive fashion. With Thanksgiving upon us, Christmas close behind, and New Year’s Eve to top it all off, there’s ample opportunity to show off your glamorous side while beating the cold. Close out the year on a high note with looks inspired by the most extravagant wintry looks featuring feathers and fur from the W archives.

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“The Originals.” Anna Dello Russo photographed by Tim Walker; W Magazine November 2012.

A holiday color palette works even better if you have the outsized accessories to match.

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“Family Circus.” Photo by Paolo Roversi, styled by Alex White; W Magazine December 2010.

Let it snow — but only if there’s couture.

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“Super Fly.” Photo by Emma Summerton, styled by Giovanna Battaglia; W Magazine November 2013.

A far-off adventure is nice, but don’t forget a coat.

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Photography by Mikael Jansson, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2013.

Cara Delevingne has the right idea for surviving family dinner.

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“Diamonds In The Rough.” Photo by Horacia Salinas, styled by Talya Cousins; W Magazine December 2010.

You know what they say about kids who receive coal on Christmas eve…

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“Natural Selection.” Photo by Alasdair McLellan, styled by Marie-Amelie Sauve; W Magazine August 2012.

Who ever said lumberjack plaid can’t work with fur?

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“Family Circus.” Photo by Paolo Roversi, styled by Alex White; W Magazine, December 2010.

Temperatures have only just begun to drop, but we’re already craving the first snow — not least for the fashion that comes with it.

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“Sweet & Vicious.” Photo by Alasdair McLellan, styled by Jane How; W Magazine August 2010.

Sometimes a fur works just as well solo as it does as an accessory.

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“Woman On Top.” Photo by Paolo Roversi, styled by Lauren Collins; W Magazine August 2010.

… Or as the finishing touch on a lingerie set.