The Checklist: January 2012

Collectible items we can’t live without.


Defined by Raf Simons at his debut Dior couture show as the new silhouette, the sculpted bustier worn with slim trousers has since been interpreted by a slew of designers. Best among them is this gold brocade iteration from Alexander McQueen. (Top, corset, trousers, and belt, prices upon request;


A hand-sewn collage of jeweled silks, striped linens, and gold-plated tassels, Altuzarra’s Orlando-inspired dress is a dazzling work of art. (Price upon request,


Monique Péan’s modernist pendant is a striking addition to any wardrobe. (18k recycled oxidized and white gold, opal, fossilized walrus ivory, and diamond pavé pendant necklace, $17,180,


Giuseppe Zanotti Design’s flaming sandal is one way to turn up the heat. ($1,595,


A classic style gets a shot of wild with Chloé’s gazelle-streaked shoulder bag. ($3,395, by special order, Chloé, New York, 212.717.8220)


Stay golden with Vera Wang Collection’s embroidered silk tops. ($995 and $1,595, Vera Wang, New York, 212.382.2184)


Seen at Tom Ford, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, and Jimmy Choo, the high-heeled gladiator boot has emerged as the victor of the season. ($1,495,


Fendi’s fur coat offers an arty twist on transitional dressing. ($49,200, Fendi, New York, 212.759.4646)


It’s worth getting a hold of one of Devi Kroell’s lacquered wood and mother-of-pearl clutches. ($3,400 each,


Having pioneered the digital print, Peter Pilotto is now taking it into exotic territory with this tribal-pattern skirt. ($2,685, similar styles at Kirna Zabête, New York, 212.941.9656)