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Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall 2012: Menswear-Inspired and Lots of Crystals

Menswear inspired much of this season’s Armani Prive collection, notably via wide leg dress pants, tailored suiting jackets, and fitted dresses with sharp shoulders. Many of the fabrics Armani opted to use were high shine, however, which gave an evening feel to much of the designer's collection.

Watercolor prints, pops of pink, and dense silver embroidery offered respite from the mostly neutral blue and black day and cocktail looks, but it was the near dozen black evening looks that stole the show. Designed mostly to be strapless, veiled models walked the runway in the fitted floor length looks, most of which came embroidered with Swarovski crystals.