Racy Lace Looks on the Runway

Standby spring favorites like linen and lightweight cotton will never go out of style, but this season, lace and crochet had a major moment on the runway.

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Standby spring favorites like linen and lightweight cotton will never go out of style, but this season, lace and loosely-crocheted looks had a major moment on the runway. At Anna Sui, a folksy lace material was given a boho twist with bead and feather embellishments.
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BCBG offered up a range of elegant lace looks in sheer black. A practical half-slip keeps this ankle-skimming gown from being a tad too revealing.
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Christopher Kane successfully combined ladylike British suiting with punky shredded lace and neon tweed.
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Indie fave Collette Dinnigan has become synonymous with updated Vicotorian lace evening looks in a range of spring-perfect hues.
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Delicately balancing a flirty school-girl shape with alluring sheer lace, Erdem's ruby red dress already made appearances on a number of glossy magazine covers.
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John Galliano's spring collection featured dramatic turn-of-the-century looks festooned with panels of soft black lace.
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Inspired by traditional kimono shapes, Marc Jacobs rendered a number of looks for Louis Vuitton's spring collection in sheer silk and romantic lace.
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At first glance, this elegant black lace number from Marchesa looks to be a perfectly draped cocktail dress. Further inspection, however, reveals that it's a playful pantsuit.
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Punky shredded lace panels were inlaid into Marios Schwab's long jersey dresses for spring.
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Meadham Kirchoff's eccentric spring collection included a number of florescent looks with exaggerated, lace-like cut outs.
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A classic tiered lace dress by Oscar de la Renta was accented with an elegant black satin sash.
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A funky lace duster coat gives this white linen pantsuit from Ralph Lauren a more feminine appeal.
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Valentino's luscious lace looks for spring included a range of dresses executed in slightly menacing, spider-like material.
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Vivienne Westwood gave her taupe lace dress a summery vibe with an off-the-shoulder silhouette and waist-cinching belt.
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Chanel's moody lace looks featured soft feathers and fringing, giving them added movement and texture.
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