Paris Couture Trend: Metallics

High-shine metallics in leather, brocade and satin paraded down the Paris runways at this season’s couture collections. From Elie Saab’s gilded leather T-strap pumps to Valentino’s ballet-inspired brocade pumps, glistening metallic shades continued to shine on the runway for fall ’12.

Karl Lagerfeld mixed shimmering silver leather with tough gold metal hardware for a modern take on a vintage high-vamp pump silhouette, while Raf Simons also added an updated edge with high-polish midnight blue on classic pointy-toe pumps at Christian Dior.

Lofty platforms took the runways at Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier and Stéphane Rolland, where Mary Jane styles and T-straps were given a new twist in rose gold and bronze.

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