Recession? Depression? Who wouldnt be cheered up by Dolce & Gabbanas almost OTT fabulous brocade suiting? Or by Lanvins jewel-encrusted skirt and matching necklace? Or by Alexander McQueens glittering crystal catsuit?
Despite the gloom and doom, the big players this season offered up fantasy fashion the kind of forever pieces that we could all fall in love with.
These are not just clothes for SS/09 these are clothes without a sell-by-date.
From ornate eveningwear like Balmains bandage dress with diamonds to reworked classics like Burberrys new metallic trench, this was about designers playing to their own strengths, ignoring trends and simply doing what they do best.
Buy now and keep forever.
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