STYLE IRIDESCENCE : Runway Spirit by Anna Yanofsky
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  In the contemporary high fashion world shimmer is used in ever more chic ways. Pearls (both real and not) are a mainstay in the Chanel lexicon. Karl Lagerfeld sent models down the Spring 2014 runway with silver necklaces slung around their necks—two giant “pearls” meet front and center imitating the look of ubiquitous headphones. Lanvin’s collections often borrow their palette from insect wings, showing a jewel-toned rainbow of sequined evening wear for women and holographic accessories for men. Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs all show fashions in the transformative shine of iridescence.
Style can help us connect to nature’s beauty in the lull of winter. Donning a little something shiny always manages to lift the spirits. And, when that something is as poetic as butterfly wings, the impending bloom of spring flutters in our hearts.

~Anna Yanofsky
Anna Yanofsky holds an MA in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, and Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She currently works at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is also the editor of the site Exhibiting Fashion.
January 2014