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If you’re not a fan of fur, then steer clear of the Alessandro Dell’Acqua Fall 2009 collection, as he managed to include the

controversial “fabric” into almost every piece of his collection. The vibe was warrior princess heading to a disco and she was armed in heavy “Joan of Arc” style beading, fur trim and fitted, black leather.

Sexy and elegant with a bit of a rock-n-roll edge, tight, fitted pants were paired with sheer tops and oversized overcoats. Chain-mail knitwear mini dresses became modern when paired with his very unique, needle-heeled shoes. A few softer looks including an oversized boyfriend blazer were the most covetable and important wearable items for fall.

Chain-mail knitwear was designed into mini tunics and armor tops for a warrior princess club goer.

Skinny pants, sheer tops with intricate beading and oversized coats trimmed in fur were another sexy option.

Heavy metal beaded skirts and oversized, mushroom overcoats were another spin off the look.

As for the most prominent trend, fur was seen as an overcoat covering a sexy mini, it trimmed the neckline of a cute cocktail dress in the form of feathers and accessorized handbags and hoods of the less dressy jackets.  

If you’re not really into fur, sequins or leather, Dell’Acqua offered a few subtle takes on the trend with a neutral color, skinny pant, asymmetrical beaded top and drapy, boyfriend jacket that is sure to stick around for a few seasons.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.