By Kristen Shirley
If its ubiquity on the runways is any indication, you’ll be wearing velvet every day this fall. Don’t forget evening wear – black tie velvet is one of the most elegant ways to wear fashion’s fabulously regal fabric.
At Roberto Cavalli, creative director Peter Dundas showed his dedication to louche-yet-glamorous 1970s rockers, including a particularly fabulous tiger-striped velvet suit. Another standout piece is a teal and purple velvet evening coat that instantly elevates any outfit. Former Oscar de la Renta designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim built off the buzz from their well-received debut collection with their fall show for Monse where effortless, cool-girl allure walked the runway. The peach off-the-shoulder gown with slashed waist might seem familiar – it was worn by one of Hollywood’s coolest young actresses, Brie Larson, at the after parties celebrating her Academy Award win for Best Actress. After a stunning show of the classic Americana, for which he is celebrated, a series of velvet evening gowns closed Ralph Lauren’s collection. The plunging neckline on the pleated burgundy dress was a showstopper, and a bit unexpected for the king of American sportswear.
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