Calling an Ines Di Santo collection a "glamorous fantasy" almost seems an understatement. But the glitz-loving Italian designer will deliver just that for the Spring 2013 season. Inspired by royalty, Di Santo created opulent looks adorned in antique lace, offering silhouettes with both romantic femininity and structured movement. This extravagant strapless gown appears to suggest both, with a tiered A-line skirt of silk organza and Chantilly lace layers. And what kind of woman can pull off so exorbitant a style? Ines Di Santo knows: "She is coquettish, sophisticated, fashion savvy, and always original."
See how last season's sketches translated into real-life runway creations.
—Phillip B. Crook