We almost forgot about fall given the SS10 hysteria. Now that it's freezing outside, we're digging to the bottom of our closets to find the ball of tights that gets us through every winter, but plain black tights are significantly less satisfying than usual. For FW09 designers showed a range of patterned and embellished tights that left us longing for something more exciting. From Marc Jacobs 80's neon paisley to McQueen's optical houndstooth, tights stopped being just something to keep warm, and started being a crucial accessory with which to liven your outfit. Wouldn't you rather brighten your fall wardrobe with some sparkle tights a la Anna Sui or some bejeweled Miu Mius? And if you still feel for black, try the sheer dotted tights seen at Balenciaga, which are perfect for adding a detail to a simple outfit. We say ditch the black tights and start walking in technicolor!
Fantasy Dressing the Met Ball Guests
The Met Ball is like the Oscars for the fashion industry: all the best people in all the best dresses. This year's theme, punk, presents an interesting conundrum: will people go all out, liberty spikes and Givenchy nose rings and all, or just throw some studs on a Chanel suit and call it pseudo-punk? We're hoping for the former, and so in the spirit of going the distance, we've picked out our favorite punk fashions and paired them with Met Ball regulars like Anna Wintour and Julianne Moore and some fantasy guests (Bjork, anyone?). Click through to see the looks we want to see on the red carpet, and let us know what you're hoping for in the comments.