Badgley Mischka dressed up today’s modern woman by referencing a time when women were incredibly powerful, both in dressing and in society: the 1940s. Despite being forced to work when their husbands were fighting in World War II, women at that time still dressed so glamorously that one would have never thought there was any hardship at the time. And it’s this show-offy optimism that influenced the beloved design duo to create this mega sparkly, sexy, and sophisticated collection for Fall 2019. The first look alone—a tailor-fit silver lame tuxedo—was already captivating in its glorious shimmer and modern silhouette. Most of the shine here, as well as the chrome color palette, was inspired by the vintage Mercedez-Benz cars people drove during the referenced decade. When the draping started coming out, the show led into red carpet territory, the pair’s forte. With a delicacy of touch, they put forth gown after gown of superfluous splendor, each more sensual than the next. What was a bit new, however, were the hints of volumes in some of the numbers. That navy fit-to-flare dress with an asymmetric hem and the grey off-the-shoulder floor-length frock with balloon sleeves added the right amount of drama. And surely, come next awards season, people will see such numbers again, this time, on the red carpet!
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