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Velvet Scope

This fall, velvet is the fabric of choice for cool girls who can slip into everthing from racy dresses to sleek, sexy pants. Here, Christian Cota's silk and...

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Mimi Turner's silk rayon velvet jacket, Laila Azhar's silk top, Nolita's polyester dress and cotton leggings from Simone by Katie Nehra. Wunderkind shoes.

Pasha Antonov

This fall, velvet is the fabric of choice for cool girls who can slip into everything from racy dresses to sleek, sexy pants.

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Plush Life

Lighter and looser — that’s the turn velvet is taking this fall, in pieces that layer easily with other fabrics. Case in point: Mimi Turner’s silk rayon velvet jacket, Laila Azhar’s silk top, Nolita’s polyester dress and cotton leggings from Simone by Katie Nehra. Wunderkind shoes.

PHOTOS BY PASHA ANTONOV; MODEL: DINARA/ELITE; HAIR: CHERITY/THE ARTIST LOFT NYC; MAKEUP: BRYAN LYNDE/RJ BENNETT REPRESENTS; FASHION ASSISTANT: EMMA BOUNDY

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