Ladies who prefer to keep their charms hidden need not apply. Julien Macdonald has been showing glittering, peekaboo evening wear for the past few seasons, and his heavily embellished fall collection was no exception.

There were gowns with golden sunbursts picked out across the side and front; a long backless dress whose copper surface glistened like the scales of a fish; short, sheer numbers tricked out with black ostrich feathers; and mesh ones paved with a mosaic of flame-colored sparkles.

It was all unmistakably Macdonald, but this designer has so much more to offer. The man who made his name with knitwear in all of its glorious iterations should slip in a few of the more discreet day pieces. Charm comes in many guises.

Ladies who prefer to keep their charms hidden need not apply. Julien Macdonald has been showing glittering, peekaboo evening wear for the past few seasons, and his heavily embellished fall collection was no exception.

There were gowns with golden sunbursts picked out across the side and front; a long backless dress whose copper surface glistened like the scales of a fish; short, sheer numbers tricked out with black ostrich feathers; and mesh ones paved with a mosaic of flame-colored sparkles.

It was all unmistakably Macdonald, but this designer has so much more to offer. The man who made his name with knitwear in all of its glorious iterations should slip in a few of the more discreet day pieces. Charm comes in many guises.

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