Here’s what happened when high fashion met high voltage at the Chinese Lantern Festival

This season’s fashions are all about “maximalism,” about scaling up, not down. So we let two of fall’s most relevant trends—chinoiserie and this season’s it-color, red—take center stage at a high-fashion shoot amid the wondrous shapes and graphic impact of the Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (which ends Oct. 29). Life-size illumination has never been more chic.

[Left] Pam & Gela Embroidered Bomber Jacket, $350, Sloan; Dyed Turquoise Rex, Lamb and Shadow Fox Vest, $640, Douglas Hertzberg Montaldo’s Furs; Pleated Bell Sleeve Top, $88, Banana Republic; Red satin pants, stylist’s own; Lucie Pumps, $278, J.Crew; Three Tier Sterling with Bling Earring, $180, Kristin Hayes Jewelry; vintage silk scarf, $10, GW, goodwillsp.org. [Right] Oscar de la Renta Jacobean Floral Embroidered Duchess Silk-Satin Blouse w/ Silk-Faille Sash, $3,990, Capitol; Trina Turk Paisley Jacquard Slim Straight Leg Pants, $328, Neiman Marcus; Deepa Gurnani Cwen Tassel Earrings, $450, Sloan; Gold and black Manolo Blahnik shoes with rhinestone disc.

 

 

 

 

[Left] Italia Melton Wool-Blend Military Coat, $348; Banana Republic; Milly Nacro Floral Print Dress worn as blouse, $385 and Milly Graphic Modern Skirt, $375, both available at Sloan; Inverni Fox Striped Stole, $1,395, Capitol; Studded Velvet Pumps, J.Crew, $288; Emerald Green Tassle Earrings, $140, Kristin Hayes Jewelry; w.kleinberg Genuine Python Belt, $400, TRC W, trcstyle.com/women [Right] Gucci Ruffled Bib Mini Dress, $2,700, Capitol; GBTSP Black Leather Leggings, $1,050, TRC W; Santi Shag Clutch, $220, Sloan; Stuart Weitzman Icelandia Mink Fur Chunky Heel Sandal, $498 Oscar de la Renta Long Beaded Tassle Clip-On Earrings, $395, both available at Neiman Marcus.

[left] Les Copains Leopard Print Silk Blouse, TRC W, $650; Tibi Red Funnel Neck Top, $195, Nordstrom; Etro Floral Embroidered Slim Ankle Pant, $595, and Gucci 110th Anniversary GG Marmont Velvet Shoulder Bag, $2,700, both available at Neiman Marcus; Emerald Green Tassle Earrings, $140, Kristin Hayes Jewelry, kristinhayesjewelry.com; MARIA Flared Chelsea Boots, $150, Topshop; Vintage Chartreuse Stone Ring, $25, Tasha Hussey Jewelry, etsy.com/shop/TashaHusseyJewelry.
[Right] Trina Turk Flashy Dress, $378, and Etro Patterned Silk Blouse, $1,030, both available at Neiman Marcus; Dyed Black Leather and Mink Gloves, $175, Douglas Hertzberg Montaldo’s Furs, dhmfurs.com; Oscar de la Renta Beaded Polka Dot Ball Drop Earrings, $475, Neiman Marcus; vintage embroidered belt, stylist’s own; Hue Opaque Tights, $15, Belk.

Pam & Gela Embroidered Bomber Jacket, $350, Sloan, sloanboutique.com; Dyed Turquoise Rex, Lamb and Shadow Fox Vest, $640, Douglas Hertzberg Montaldo’s Furs, dhmfurs.com; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pleated Bell Sleeve Top, $88, bananarepublic.com; Red satin pants, stylist’s own, similar at neimanmarcus.com and zara.com Drake’s for J.Crew Lucie Pumps, $278, jcrew.com; Three Tier Sterling with Bling Earring, $180, Kristin Hayes Jewelry, kristinhayes.com; vintage silk scarf, $10, GW, goodwillsp.org.

Want to go?
The Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden runs through Oct. 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors, and $14.95 for children. Visit dsbg.org for details.

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