August 22 2014

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Pearls and Beads Make the Rounds for Fall


Karl Lagerfeld may have swapped Chanel’s traditional pearls for jade this season, but the lustrous gem showed up on plenty of other runways. Pearls were outsized at Moschino Cheap & Chic, strung onto ribbon at 3.1 Phillip Lim, and embroidered and buried in tulle at Comme des Garçons. Hidden treasures also popped up at Givenchy, where Riccardo Tisci hung strands of fabric-encased beads from draped tops, and at Sinha-Stanic, where twinkly buttons were applied to rock-chick dresses after the style of the Cockney Pearlies. At Louis Vuitton, meanwhile, ankle-strap party shoes featured pearl-pierced hourglass-shaped heels. Click for a slideshow, then tell us if you’ve taken a shine to this trend. Tell us below.




Photo: Marcio Madeira




  1. XavierRaphael says:

    I love that designers are not opting for the usual pearl necklace, headpiece ect. But instead their going or something a little more subtle and demure, such as the shoe at Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana, or the hidden pearls in the Givenchy clothing and the Lanvin necklaces. It’s all so beautifully feminine.

  2. loveismontreal says:

    the nude colors with pearls is truly beautiful

  3. Erika14 says:

    Lanvin’s African inspired chocker manages to capture the restrictiveness of the real thing, while still being enticingly beautiful! I love the hidden simplicity of Phillip Lim. From a distance they don’t look like pearls at all! It gives them new breathe. But Sinha-Stanic’s is my favorite! Perhaps it speaks to my affinity for youth rebellion and sub-cultures, but that dress has undeniable energy!

  4. jA_1 says:

    Pearls are always chic.

  5. MariaBloom says:

    Ohhhh, the Sinha-Stanic dress is so beautiful. I love it!

  6. nyuboy says:

    The juxtaposition of gum drop pearls within a tribal chocker is inspiring. I love it when designers marry visual themes while maintaining their original potency.

  7. comptinedete20 says:

    Those Dolce & Gabbana shoes are fabulously cheeky! I love how they are quite kitsch, a bit silly but at the same time ooze luxuriousness. The Comme des Garcons is similarly farcical with ultimate effect… It’s about time someone reinvented the pearl!

  8. kjones1 says:

    I love the hidden pearls, they lend a sense of fantasy and bit of mystery to look. Wonderful.

  9. Makeup5 says:

    very interesting!
    love the pearls


  10. pearlf5 says:

    pearls are timless!
    huge inventory!

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