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Versace Shows a Tame Fall 2014 Collection (Runway Review)

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The Scene: All of the major editors, including Anna Wintour, Eva Chen and Nina Garcia, sat front row.

The Inspiration: A female warrior.

The Look: It was a tame season for Versace. Though there were classic brand references like prominently-placed gold buttons and the Medusa, the ostentatiously sexy look the brand is known for was noticeably turned down. Fans of the brand need not fret, however, since this season brought with it enough bi-colored fur, mini dresses, cut-outs, power suits and lace-up booties to keep the jet-setting beauties who favor the brand happy — they were just more wearable than seasons past. The most memorable looks were the military-inspired ones, which included slinky bodycon dresses with long sleeves, a cropped jacket, a double-breasted coat, as well as monochrome power suits with gold epaulettes and skirts, all of which came finished with gold buttons.

The Accessories: Lace-up booties and boots, sky-high mules, structured gold embellished handbags along with chunky Medusa charm bangles and necklaces.

The Beauty: Pencil-straight hair, a glossy lip and black-rimmed eyes.

The Takeaway: Though it was a tame collection by Versace standards, Donatella Versace showed plenty of looks that would command a room's attention.

All images: IMAXtree

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