Grace Coddington

Louis Vuitton

Designers have been working with layers of different materials and textures, slipping fabulously detailed top pieces over simpler foundations.

Here, a razzle-dazzle, jet-embroidered halter draped over a sheer black under layer creates a look that’s extremely rich – by Louis Vuitton.

(Styled by Grace Coddington, photographed by David Sims, model Edie Campbell)

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Proenza Schouler

The lavish volume of long skirts big enough to swing as you walk imparts a sensation of grandeur to your step.

(Styled by Grace Coddington, photographed by David Sims, model Edie Campbell wearing Proenza Schouler)

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Grace Coddington

If Anna Wintour is the Pope, Grace Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year,” Time magazine said in 2009, after Vogue’s creative director rather unexpectedly was launched into the public consciousness by the hit documentary The September Issue.

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