NYFW Trend Report: Fall Goes Glam With Gold

by Sabrina Newman • Feb 13, 2008 4:16 PM PST
NYFW Trend Report: Fall Goes Glam With Gold

When I asked for his fall 2008 predictions,Vogue's editor-at large André Leon Talley- editor-at-large at told me there was going to be a move towards a new sensibility of romance with "rich gold- gold as Fort Knox- lot of gold tones, lots of metallic shine"- bear in mind, this interview took place on day one of fashion week- when no one really knows which direction the trends will move toward. I was a bit skeptical by André's prediction at first- I mean, haven't we had enough of the metallic craze? Apparently not, because but not surprisingly, he was right, and as the days went on and I hopped from one show to the next, I noticed that almost every collection was enlivened with the help of glimmery shimmery golds. We saw gold floral lamé dresses, gold trench-coats, sheer gold tops, gold bodice dresses, gold shift dresses, gold pintucked a-line skirts, gold pencil skirts, Matelasse gold, jacquard gold, shimmery gold, gold coins, gold leopards- you get the picture!

The pops of gold that graced the runways added some much needed cheer to the overwhelmingly somber navy and black palettes. Badgeley Mischka, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose, Phillip Lim, Jill Stuart, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, and many many more got in on the glam gold action. check out our slideshow to see their gold-ified creations.

(From left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Naeem Kahn, Badgley Mischka, Jill Stuart, Lela Rose)

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