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Shake off those notions of the retro peplum. This fall, designers served up the lady-fied look in new and unusual ways, from tasseled to puffed-up, often downtown edgy or quirkily chic.

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This story first appeared in the March 18, 2008 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier added some feminine elements for fall — sculptural ruffles and formfitting silhouettes — and he did so without sacrificing any of the label’s signature simplicity and real-world ease. Even his tailored looks got some pretty peplum detailing. Case in point: this suit with a panel peplum.

PHOTOS BY GIOVANNI GIANNONI, TALAYA CENTENO, DAVIDE MAESTRI, KYLE ERICKSEN, DOMINIQUE MAITRE AND ROBERT MITRA

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