Fall Trend: The Many Faces of Lace

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What other fabric says so much? There's girly lace, come-hither lace, drama lace, tattered lace. For fall, designers used it in all those ways and more. In some cases (Chanel, Behnaz Sarafpour), lace was almost sporty, and in others (Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior), it offered a way to be sort of clothed, sort of naked. Ann Demeulemeester picked apart her leather laces, leaving swinging cords hanging from her jackets, while Proenza Schouler sent out lace's groovier, tougher cousin, macrame.