When Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin sang, “I wanna give you every inch of my love,” he never seemed to have beads, tulle, and satin on his mind. Nonetheless, it was an apt (if remixed) soundtrack choice for Badgley Mischka, who passionately embellished inchesyards, actuallyof luxurious fabrics for their fall show.
The result was a collection of amazing dresses meant for the kind of life that requires, well, lots of amazing dresses. Two semi-sheer tulle pieces, with caviar-size beads clinging to them like a shadow, stood out, as did a more formal evening gown in floor-length satin lamé. Daytime looks included suits and tight, embellished hunting jackets, often in herringbone. Other highlights: a mahogany mink coat with embroidered medallions and a burgundy shearling and mink coat that, despite a whole lotta luxe materials, avoided going over the top. No mean feat.