Slideshow: Pearls Even Pearl Loathers Will Love


Ever since Lady Gaga stuck pearls to her face, the sunken treasure has experienced a renewed revival — and we're not just talking about mall rats mixing chains with their pearls. Designers are playing with color, form, and concept: Rachel Roy, for example, added hematite spikes to her chain-pearl creations; Delfina Delettrez turned pink pearls into creepy insect bodies; and Givenchy's recent couture showing embroidered the luminous gems into a skeletal outline on one model's dress. Click through our pearly slideshow if you don't believe us: There's enough edge in these babies to convert even the pearl-weariest fashion pack.

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