Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera’s fall 2012 show opened with chic black and navy separates perfect for 9-to-5, which then led into brighter hues like Imperial purple and “haute pink.” Brushstroke prints covered sheer chiffon blouses and dresses, while feathers embroidered on classic crewneck sweaters provided a preppy take on the staple. Obi belts by Bennett Library, custom Manolo Blahnik wedge boots, and tall leather gloves accessorized each look. And watching from the front row? The designer’s guest of honor and close friend Renee Zellweger! Click through the gallery to see our favorite looks.

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— Violet Gaynor