Are We Gonna Allow Valentino to Bring Back the Elizabethan Ruff?

Valentino’s fall 2016 Haute Couture presentation was reportedly inspired by “the Shakespearean world transformed into an emotional alchemy,” which evidently included a broad reimagining of the ruff, that starched ruffled status symbol that makes portraits of Queen Elizabeth I look kind of like her head is on a…

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Dizzyingly Beautiful and Intricate Looks From India Bridal Fashion Week


For every oooh and ahhh we reflexively burp up over Western bridal designs, the intricate and colorful wedding style of South Asia puts our stuff to shame. To wit: India Bridal Fashion Week just wrapped up, and the gowns, saris, and lehenga cholis sent down the runway in New Delhi were a hundred times more delightful…

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