Lush Velvet Looks for Fall

This fall, designers proposed lush velvet looks with a glamorous, old-fashioned vibe.

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This fall, designers proposed lush velvet looks with a glamorous, old-fashioned vibe. L'Wren Scott's elegant scarlet number with a bow closure at the waist and starburst brooches looked like something Rita Hayworth would have worn in her heydey.
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On a decidedly more modern note, Altuzarra used velvet for this sculpted green moto jacket, which was shown with a high-waisted printed skirt with shearling details.
Inspired by "Downton Abbey," Ralph Lauren's ritzy Fall 2012 collection included full velvet smoking suits with wide-leg trousers like this dramatic edition in blood red.
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Burberry Prorsum juxtaposed tough military-inspired blazers with ladylike velvet skirts for a look that felt tomboyish, yet prim.
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A plunging V-neckline and brilliant emerald hue made this Gucci gown in burn-out velvet one of the most memorable dresses of the fall season.
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Bottega Veneta took an art deco turn for fall with fitted velvet gowns finished with geometric details through the waist in contrasting matte material.
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Executed in a brilliant pinky-red hue, Emporio Armani's velvet faux-wrap dresses for fall were impossible to miss on the runway.
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For a "haute" take on a rock 'n' roll look, Balmain paired colorful quilted moto jackets with velvety stove-pipe trousers that had a shimmery, snakeskin effect under the right light.
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Flirty yet classic, Lanvin's swishy black velvet dress was the quintessential fall party dress paired with black ankle booties and a waist-cinching belt.
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Kenzo put a luxe spin on equestrian-style dressing with these deep burgundy velvet suits (which were completed with matching riding helmets and wristlets).
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