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Saint Laurent Leather Top, $1,995
Look 2 from the spring 2017 runway

After Hedi Slimane’s exit, Anthony Vacarello was handed the reins at Saint Laurent. For his debut collection, he turned to the YSL archives for ideas, and this puff-sleeve leather top is inspired by an original ’80s dress. 

Chanel Plexiglass Globe Clutch, $4,000
Look 22 from the fall 2013 runway

At the center of Chanel’s fall 2013 show, a giant globe dotted with the location of every Chanel shop on Earth slowly revolved as models walked the runway. With this miniaturized clutch version, you can gift the world of Chanel on a string.

Valentino Counting Hands Dress, $5,995
Look 54 from the fall 2017 runway

What happens when Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli combines inspiration from Victoriana and the ’80s Memphis Group design movement? Romantic yet modern marvels like this bead and sequin-embellished dress from the fall 2017 runway.

Gucci Trompe L’oeil Brocade Dress, $3,500
Look 7 from the spring 2016 runway

Sequins? Check. Color clashing? Check. Tromp l’oeil? Check. Pussy bow? Check. Satisfy the maximalist in your life with a maxi dress from the spring 2016 Gucci runway that’s all about Alessandro Michele’s signature design elements.

Chanel Paris-Rome Leather Serpent Mules, $1,075
Pre-fall 2016 runway

Karl Lagerfeld’s pre-fall 2016 Métiers d’Art show brought Paris to Rome, celebrating the two cities’ film histories. The new mule shape introduced on the runway and adorned with a serpent entwining a pearl is fit for a siren of cinema.

Prada 2017 Embellished Tweed Fur-Trimmed Coat, $3,200
Look 42 from the fall 2017 runway

You wouldn’t expect Miuccia Prada to hold back on offbeat embellishments would you? Certainly not. This coat from her fur and feather and embroidery-bedecked fall 2017 runway is a testament to that.

Chanel Lasercut Coat, $5,175
Look 66 from the fall 2015 runway

For fall 2015 Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a quintessential French brasserie. In addition to the requisite tweed, his chic ladies who lunch (or, rather dames qui déjeunent) were clad in designs with a dose of edge, like this vegan patent leather lasercut coat.