Anna Molinari's Fall 2008 Blumarine collection was a gasp of genius: the seismic burst of beauty reaffirms why I love fashion so much. The frills, the flowers, the ornamentation: fashion has become beauty, or as Keats so eloquently put it, "beauty is truth, truth beauty,--that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." While her line is not practical per se (if you excuse the handful of lingerie looks that first appeared down the runway)--one does not attend the opera every night of every day unless one is a gifted vocalist--it does inspire the kind of fantasy that true fashion produces.
1. I'd wear this wedding cake: