Who could ever forget King Edward VII—formerly known as the Prince of Wales—and one of the most historic figures that ever sat on the British throne? It was after him that the now famous “Prince of Wales check” was named, a textile that was prominently used by Ermanno Scervino this season. Cue the opening look of his Fall 2019 show: a softly-tailored overcoat worn over a pale lace dress. This harmonious mix of feminine and masculine tropes was seen throughout the show, and while a limited number of looks were questionable, the impact was impressive overall. This sort of juxtaposition has been over and done with by many other designers, but here, there’s a glamour to it that’s just as blinding and alluring as ever. Suddenly, the menswear sparkled with their Swarovski crystal-encrusted sweaters, while the ladies appeared more on the dangerous side with the barrage of black leather-induced looks, some from head to toe. The tailoring for both sexes remained sublime—unsurprising considering that Scervino has always been a master tailor. But who knew he can cut a mean lace dress too? His white parade of lace and silk evening frocks was the perfect end to what might be one his most delectable shows. Even today’s Royals would approve!
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