Going Baroque Style

Thank the Baroque movement for this fall's leading fashion trend. Expect textured fabrics, silk tapestries, and ornate details that render each day a grand exhibition.
painting
Erich Lessing/Art Resource
Thank the Baroque movement for this fall's leading fashion trend. Expect textured fabrics, silk tapestries, and ornate details that render each day a grand exhibition.
painting
Erich Lessing/Art Resource
Living Masterpiece

Art history is always more fun when studied through the lens of fashion. This fall's curriculum calls for an intro to Baroque, the art movement of the late 1500s to 1700s marked by ornate details and gilded, decorative motifs. Using textured fabrics — think velvet and silk tapestries — designers like Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi manipulate light and shadows to dramatic effect (not unlike Rembrandt or Rubens). When worn, the resulting masterpieces render each day a grand exhibition.

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ring
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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RINGS $165 each, Tom Binns Design; (917) 475-1412.

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skirt
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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SKIRT $2,391, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi at Fivestory; (212) 288-1338.

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pants
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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PANTS $242, J Brand at Barneys New York; (212) 826-8900.

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jacket
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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JACKET $2,797, SCARF $600, Etro; (212) 317-9096.

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clutch
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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CLUTCH price upon request, Marchesa at Bergdorf Goodman; (212) 753-7300.

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model
Gorunway.com
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Aquilano.Rimondi
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boots
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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BOOTS $995, Oscar de la Renta; oscardelarenta.com.

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bag
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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BAG price upon request, Salvatore Ferragamo; (800) 628-8916.

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coat
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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COAT $1,395, Rag & Bone; rag-bone.com for stores.

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clutch
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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BAG $2,695, Marchesa; marchesa.com for stores.

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bodysuit
Richard Majchrzak/Studio D
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BODYSUIT price upon request, Dolce & Gabbana; (877) 70-DGUSA.

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model
Gorunway.com
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Balmain
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