September 3 2014

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A Case For Lace


If there’s one word that best describes Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall show, it’d probably be baroque. But lace comes in a close second—the ivory lace wiggle dress with puff sleeves that Isabella Melo wore on the runway (and Kirsten Dunst later reprised on the red carpet in Cannes); the sheer, black lace peplum dress-plus-veil that Constance Joblanski donned to close the show. It was enough to inspire a host of similarly delicate knockoffs at the retail level—not to mention a makeup line. Dolce & Gabbana’s creative adviser Pat McGrath used the design duo’s heavy-on-the-lace clothes as a jumping-off point for the brand’s new Lace Collection, which showcases McGrath’s backstage makeup look from Milan featuring pure skin and clean, neutral accents. Cue the new lineup of barely-there essentials, featuring an embossed illuminating powder palette; two new shades of its Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Shimmering, a sparkling light rose, and Perfection, an opaque tan; three shades of its Nail Lacquer in Pink, a sheer creamy bubble gum, Nude, a sheer blush, and a second helping of Perfection, the, well, perfect shade of dark sand; and a special edition of its IntenseEyes Mascara tube, printed with a beautiful latticework design that’s also emblazoned on the black lacquered caps that top the rest of the offerings. It’s gorgeous—which just so happens to be the third word we’d use to describe the Fall show.

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

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