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BY CALEIGH OSTROM

Gucci Embellished Velvet Midi Dress
A mystical creation inspired by Italian director Dario Argento’s horror films, Gucci’s gown is cut from plush velvet and features billowy blouson sleeves adorned with floral crystals and ladybugs down the cinched front. $13,000, netaporter.com

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Balmain Velvet Monogram Sweatshirt
A simple pullover sweatshirt, patterned with the house’s “BB” monogram across the front and back, has a relaxed-fit with its crew neckline and raglan sleeves. $795, bergdorfgoodman.com

Balmain Men's Velvet Monogram Sweatshirt

Paco Rabanne High-Rise Velvet Floral Skinny-Leg Pants
Creative Director Julien Dossena filled Rabanne’s fall collection with styles inspired by old Hollywood royalty and ‘70s glam rock. Here, pants cut from soft velvet are printed with allover florals fitted through the leg. $900, neimanmarcus.com

Paco Rabanne High-Rise Velvet Floral Skinny-Leg Pants

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Gucci Tapered Logo-Appliquéd Webbing-Trimmed Piped Velvet Sweatpants
Gucci’s old-school sportswear pants are the epitome of athleisure, with a track-style tapered leg and the “GG” logo down the side. Team yours with sneakers and the matching jacket for a nostalgic look. $1,500, netaporter.com

Gucci Tapered Logo-Appliquéd Webbing-Trimmed Piped Velvet Sweatpants

Etro Lace-Trim Velvet Victorian-Embroidered Jacket
A retro-inspired piece decorated with frilly lace and intricate embroidery. Unabashedly feminine with its bell sleeves and peplum waistline. $4,870, neimanmarcus.com

Etro Lace-Trim Velvet Victorian-Embroidered Jacket

Versace Jeans Couture Leo Baroque Velvet Jeans
This brand is renowned for its baroque prints. Here, the design is intertwined with leopard on a slimfit style. $525, neimanmarcus.com

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Saint Laurent Teddy Embroidered Velvet Bomber Jacket
Made in Japan, this fitted bomber is finished with a sporty striped baseball collar and ribbed-knit hem and cuffs. $5,300, neimanmarcus.com

Saint Laurent Men's Teddy Embroidered Velvet Bomber Jacket

Balmain Cropped Appliquéd Embellished Velvet Jacket
The brand’s craftsmanship and attention to detail are showcased here in Japanese-inspired dragons made with silver beaded fangs, embroidered talons, and faux leather scales on the front. Signature shoulder pads complete this stunner. $8,150, netaporter.com

Balmain Cropped Appliqued Embellished Velvet Jacket