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For fall 2013, Gucci‘s Frida Giannini presented a powerful collection filled with strong, structured looks. The dark lineup included high-shine fabrics like python and patent leather in rich autumnal hues. The designer, weeks away from giving birth to her first child, offered women an array of modern daytime looks like body-conscious dresses and sleek suiting. For evening, the tone was all-out glamour, with a handful of embellished, illusion mesh gowns begging to be worn on the red carpet. The accessories matched the structure  and gloss of the clothes, and included luxe top-handle bags, patent booties, and sexy ankle-strap stilettos. See our favorite looks in the gallery!

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—Violet Gaynor