Polishing their acts, designers poured on the silver for Spring. Nicolas Ghesquière created armorlike ensembles with stiff, softly glowing fabric at Balenciaga—Nicole Kidman sported a suit made of the stuff on the red carpet in Sydney last month. Olivier Theyskens went the molten route at Nina Ricci, draping silk into a liquid mercury gown. And Vera Wang favored foil-like lamé for her toga dresses. Naeem Khan also gave the metal high marks. "I use real sterling silver because it actually molds to the body," he said.
The silver lining at Anne Klein.
Dries Van Noten's silver pieces.
Jenni Kayne's high polish.
Roksanda Ilincic's shining glory.
Rubbing it in at Rodarte.
Katy Rodriguez's reflect instinct.
Malandrino's shiny bubble.
Nina Ricci's high polish.
Chado Ralph Rucci's star dust.