FASHION

The Checklist: January 2012

Collectible items we can’t live without.


1

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; alexandermcqueen.com)

2

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, josephaltuzarra.com)

3

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, barneys.com)

4

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

5

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)

6

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

7

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, jimmychoo.com)

8

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

9

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

10

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)