String Theory On The Spring Runways-------
Wearing fringe to the Country Music Awards? That might not sound wildly original, but Nicole Kidman turned the cliché on its head when she showed up in this Jil Sander stunner last week. Ironic or not, the embellishment was easy to find on the Spring runways (click for slideshow). Undercover’s Jun Takahashi used it in tiers to liven up a T-shirt dress, while William Rast’s Johan and Marcella Lindeberg trimmed studded jackets with long suede strings. As a finishing touch on eveningwear, the effect was latter-day flapper (Alberta Ferretti) or Wild, Wild West (Alessandro Dell’Acqua). Either way, in times like these, a few shimmies in the stuff could warm your achy breaky heart. Here’s proof.