With fashion month’s kinetic energy still fresh on the brain, we asked Rachel Zoe to give us her favorite looks—which turned out to be 22 spectacular dresses. The trends include transparent fabrics, intricate appliqué, sculptural silhouettes and cascading tiers of ruffles and lace. Here, the frocks RZ is dying for from the fall 2016 collections.
22 Absolutely Incredible Runway Dresses
"Leave it to Valentino to create the metallic fringe dress of my dreams!"
"Chloé does ethereal bohemian dresses like no one else."
"Peter Dundas is brilliant and I absolutely love what he's doing at Roberto Cavalli—this lamé gown is the definition of opulence."
"Only Karl Lagerfeld could make a tiered lace minidress feel totally cool and edgy."
"This dress is completely effortless, but also incredibly elegant—my favorite combo."
"I wanted absolutely every single piece from Riccardo Tisci's collection for Givenchy—this look is perfection."
"Between the tiered rainbow ruffles, intricate embroidery and jewel-encrusted embellishments, this look is made for a major party."
"Up close, this fabric is spectacular—it's made entirely of delicate crochet and knit."
"This vibrant, lemon-citrine color encapsulates my happy place."
"The pleated cuffs and sculptural collar are beyond glamorous."
"It's like an abstract embellished take on Burberry plaid."
"A McQueen gown with a bedazzled unicorn, appliqué butterflies and flowers? Sign me up!"
Dolce & Gabbana
"You are literally a walking disco ball in this work of art."
"This ensemble is how you do sexy in a classy way."
"Saint Laurent's collection was totally '80s and amazing."
"The feathers, asymmetrical top and peekaboo button details make this an anything-but-boring LBD."
"This dress is A Midsummer Night's Dream meets fairy princess."
"Gigi in sheer Giambattista Valli—utter perfection."
"Victoria Beckham is a master at making a tailored dress look young and cool."
"This is how you do sequins like a fashion girl."
"Marchesa always does romantic confections that are red carpet–worthy."
Oscar de la Renta
"This taffeta ballgown is worthy of a real-life princess."