Trend Watch: Shimmer and Sparkle for Spring

For every simple, understated look on the spring catwalks, there were at least twice as many with high-shine and shimmer.

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This spring, it felt like there were twice as many high-shine ensembles as there were simple, muted looks. At Lanvin, bold silver and gold beading mixed with crystals and chains gave evening dresses a punky edge.
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With their origami folds and rounded shoulders, Givenchy's sparkly silver separates had a futuristic look.
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Armani's entire spring collection seemed to shimmer on the catwalk, from the liquid silk separates to beaded jackets and tops.
Tough metallic looks at Paco Rabanne had an armor-like look on the spring runway.
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At McQueen, woven brocades and metallic textures gave each look an otherworldly glow.
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Likewise, the twisted and knotted separates at Rodarte had a soft, elegant sheen.
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A simple strapless dress at Hakaan was given an elegant upgrade with hundreds of tiny clear beads.
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This week, actress Juana Acosta stepped out in a shimmery beaded number from Gucci's spring collection.
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Prabal Gurung gave romantic silk separates a futuristic appeal with shiny violet panels and up-to-there skirt slits.
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For the LA premiere of her latest film, "Hunger Games," Jennifer Lawrence channeled some classic Hollywood glam in a sparkling gold gown from Prabal Gurung's Fall '12 collection. The dress may have been from a fall collection, but it still felt spring-appropriate.
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This elegant cocktail dress from Derek Lam's spring collection had a classic, '20's flare that still felt fresh in a rainbow sequin treatment.
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This classic flapper dress by Marchesa is smothered in glinting gold beads.
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Naeem Khan gave a feminine rose print a grown-up look by finishing each detail in shiny gold embroidery.
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Sophisticated and fresh, Antonio Berardi finished see-through chiffon dresses with white and silver beads.
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Versace's quirky stars and starfish appliques were given a dose of high-glam with silver sequins and crystals.
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