(Re) Opening Night: Time For Some Serious Fashion Inspo

A love letter to fashion and fashion's beautiful capitals.

Fashion

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For fall, American designers Marc Jacobs and Christopher John Rogers presented transportive "night at the opera" fantasies, floating bold gowns with satin gloves down the runway. Little did we know that just a few weeks later, the idea of putting on a gown—or any kind of proper clothing, really—would become a distant memory.

Now, after several months spent at home, we're starting to dream about what it will be like to emerge from our quarantine cocoons when it's safe to do so—an event that will be truly worth celebrating—and embrace the beautiful butterfly we are. This might mean different things for different people. Maybe it's wearing a cardigan instead of a sweatshirt; trying a shimmery makeup look to boost your spirits; or even slipping on an embellished mule in place of those raggedy socks—but any little thing helps. Dressing to the nines is different these days, but one thing is certain. It's time to let yourself feel inspired by fashion again.

This story is a love letter to fashion and fashion's beautiful capitals. It is a reminder that you'll travel to Rome, wear a feathered gown, and dance with your loved ones once again. But for now, it's time to welcome fashion back into your life, because we can all use a little bit of fantasy.

We'll Always Have Paris

CAROLINA HERRERA DRESS, $7,490 AND BELT, $690; GLADYS TAMEZ MILLINERY FASCINATOR, $480.

CAROLINA HERRERA DRESS, $7,490 AND BELT, $690; GLADYS TAMEZ MILLINERY FASCINATOR, $480.

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When in Rome

OSCAR DE LA RENTA DRESS, PRICE UPON REQUEST; ERICKSON BEAMON NECKLACE, $720; BROTHER VELLIES SHOES, $695.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA DRESS, PRICE UPON REQUEST; ERICKSON BEAMON NECKLACE, $720; BROTHER VELLIES SHOES, $695.

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CHANEL DRESS, $9,300, BELT, $2,075, EARRINGS, $1,000, BRACELETS, $1,575 EACH, AND BAG, $2,750.

CHANEL DRESS, $9,300, BELT, $2,075, EARRINGS, $1,000, BRACELETS, $1,575 EACH, AND BAG, $2,750.

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Girl About Chinatown

ON LEFT: BRANDON MAXWELL DRESS, $4,990; FALLON BRACELET, $285; ROGER VIVIER SHOES, $1,395. ON RIGHT: BALENCIAGA EVENING SET, $3,690; ROGER VIVIER HEADBAND, $875; SWAROVSKI RING, $189.

N LEFT: BRANDON MAXWELL DRESS, $4,990; FALLON BRACELET, $285; ROGER VIVIER SHOES, $1,395. ON RIGHT: BALENCIAGA EVENING SET, $3,690; ROGER VIVIER HEADBAND, $875; SWAROVSKI RING, $189.

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I'll Take Manhattan

MARC JACOBS OPERA COAT, $5,800, DRESS, $3,900, AND GLOVES, $970; CZ BY KENNETH JAY LANE EARRINGS, $185.

MARC JACOBS OPERA COAT, $5,800, DRESS, $3,900, AND GLOVES, $970; CZ BY KENNETH JAY LANE EARRINGS, $185.

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CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS DRESS, $2,275; WING & WEFT GLOVES, $150; JANIS SAVITT RINGS, $375 EACH; AMINAH ABDUL JILLIL SHOES, $335.

CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS DRESS, $2,275; WING & WEFT GLOVES, $150; JANIS SAVITT RINGS, $375 EACH; AMINAH ABDUL JILLIL SHOES, $335.

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On Top Of The World

GUCCI DRESS, PRICE UPON REQUEST, GLOVES, $1,550, AND SHOES, $1,350; TIA ADEOLA FACE MASK, $45.

GUCCI DRESS, PRICE UPON REQUEST, GLOVES, $1,550, AND SHOES, $1,350; TIA ADEOLA FACE MASK, $45.

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LOUIS VUITTON LEATHER DRESS AND SHEER DRESS, PRICES UPON REQUEST; WING & WEFT GLOVES, $275.

LOUIS VUITTON LEATHER DRESS AND SHEER DRESS, PRICES UPON REQUEST; WING & WEFT GLOVES, $275.

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Photographer: Quentin Jones (opens in new tab) | Fashion Editor: J Errico (opens in new tab) | Model: Grace Bol at Ford | Makeup: Ralph Siciliano (opens in new tab) at The Wall Group | Manicure: Fleury Rose (opens in new tab) at Bryan Bantry Agency | Set Designer: David de Quevedo (opens in new tab) |

Lead image credits: Dolce & Gabbana dress, $9,195, necklace, $1,245, and shoes, $875.