Baring skin on the red carpet is the modus operandi of starlets who spend hours in the gym with their personal trainers. Most seasons, Mark Badgley and James Mischka indulge their A-list followers with siren gowns. But for pre-fall, the duo is switching things up a bit and showing long looks with puddling trains—many with high necklines—cut from emerald or burgundy-colored matte jersey. The dresses succeeded in showing off all the right curves in a covered-up, tasteful way.
Badgley and Mischka called out a cream column gown with ornate cap sleeves studded with black gemstones as a favorite. It had a matching belt with disco ball tassels that was a fun accent. Costume jewelry complemented the Old Hollywood feel of the collection, which was inspired by vintage Horst portraits. While there were a few missteps (it's pretty safe to say people are generally over the Black Swan moment going on in the last look), most of the dresses delivered on the glamour factor that keeps the label's customers coming back.
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