Embroidery, feathers and ribbons. Such painterly whimsies were the starting point of Roger Vivier's fall couture collection, inspired by the painted fabric of a Sixties Dior dress and Roy Lichtenstein's poppy palette. This translated into look-at-me shoes crammed with a riot of festive trimmings. Sculpture also played a central role, from a bold jade and gold-plated bracelet, to a dramatic hollowed heel mimicking tree roots. Taking a wander, designer Bruno Frisoni referenced Marlene Dietrich for one skinny black stiletto, with a glamorous emu feather sprouting from its heel. An organic-shaped clutch was coated in textured 24-karat gold plating, and its oversized gold clasp added a bold closing note. And, in an homage to Yves Saint Laurent, Frisoni did black sandals embroidered with golden wheat stalks, originally crafted by Lesage for the late designer's 1986 fall couture collection and recreated for this Vivier number.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"