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Fall Fashion 2014: Object of Desire

A love story—and its aftermath—unfolds high above the city.

She claimed that she was used to the stares. The men on the street—their gambits, their games. But up here...

 

 

Oscar de la Renta patchwork jacquard dress, Céline cage cuff.

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Up here was another world. It was late summer, the fog rolling up, the light in my favor.

 

 

Prada deco-print dress, Walter Steiger Anya pumps, Ileana Makri Neo-Geo 22-karat gold earrings.

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There is a light and it never goes out, I sang to her, and she nodded, hummed along with the refrain. She told me her story...

 

Louis Vuitton embroidered moleskin dress and Eternal boots

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Glamorous lovers, exotic locales, the guilt of small crimes. All seemed dim compared to this—steel towers over water, glimmer off concrete, our reflections blurred against the glass.

 

 

Christian Dior Serge dress, Finn 18-karat white gold and pavé diamond dagger earrings

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I'll do anything to keep you here, I said. This made her laugh. What's to miss? she said.

 

 

Donna Karan artisan appliqué dress, Gucci Beverly T-strap pumps, Tiffany & Co. T chain necklace in sterling silver, T chain bracelet in 18-karat rose gold, and T wire bracelet in 18-karat rose gold with diamonds.

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C'mon. Let's watch the city disappear.

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana embroidered dress with velvet detail, Christian Louboutin Viennana ankle boots, Finn 18-karat white gold and pavé diamond dagger earrings

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When I said I'd go with her, she looked away. I said I'd wait.

 

 

Valentino embroidered Camukimo dress and leather flower collar, Christian Louboutin Follies Resille 100 Fishnet pumps, Fabrizio Riva 18-karat gold diamond earrings

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And I did. I still do. Up here, but not alone.

 

 

Badgley Mischka foiled tweed dress, Ileana Makri Neo-Geo 22-karat gold earrings

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Unfolding in luxury apartments high above the city, our fall fashion feature takes wings. See the slideshow above for the latest looks, and the credits below for where you can get them right now:


Oscar de la Renta multicolor patchwork bouclé jacquard dress with threadwork and sequin embroidery, $5,990 at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (near O’Farrell St.), 415-362-3900; Céline cage cuff, $570 at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St. (near Stockton St.), 415-268-3500.

Prada deco-print wool dress, $6,190 at Prada, 201 Post St. (at Stockton St.), 415-848-1900; Walter Steiger Anya pumps, $795 at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St. (near Stockton St.), 415-268-3500; Ileana Makri Neo-Geo 22-karat gold earrings, $3,120 at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St. (near Stockton St.), 415-268-3500.

Louis Vuitton embroidered moleskin dress, $9,600, and black epi leather Eternal boots, $1,630, at Louis Vuitton, 233 Geary St. (near Stockton St.), 415-391-6200. 

Christian Dior wool Serge dress, $6,800 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (at Powell St.), 415-986- 4300; Finn 18-karat white gold and pavé diamond small dagger earrings, $4,750 at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St. (near Stockton St.), 415-268-3500.

Donna Karan sleeveless artisan appliqué dress with stand collar, $2,995 at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (near O’Farrell St.), 415-362-3900; Gucci Beverly leopard-print calf-hair T-strap pumps, $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (at Powell St.), 415-986-4300; Tiffany & Co. T chain necklace in sterling silver, $3,000, T narrow chain bracelet in 18-karat rose gold, $2,100, and T wire bracelet in 18-karat rose gold with diamonds, $3,000, at Tiffany & Co., 350 Post St. (near Stockton St.), 415-781-7000.

Dolce & Gabbana embroidered silk dress with velvet detail, $7,275 at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (near O’Farrell St.), 415-362-3900; Christian Louboutin Viennana strappy suede ankle boots, $1,095 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (at Powell St.), 415-986-4300; Finn 18-karat white gold and pavé diamond small dagger earrings, $4,750 at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St. (near Stockton St.), 415-268-3500.

Valentino Camukimo dress with leather flower collar, $12,000 at Valentino, 105 Grant Ave. (at Geary St.), 415-772-9835; Christian Louboutin Follies Resille 100 Fishnet pumps, $895 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (at Powell St.), 415-986-4300; Fabrizio Riva 18-karat gold diamond earrings, $1,650 at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St. (near Stockton St.), 415-268- 3500.

Badgley Mischka foiled tweed fabric boatneck dress with full skirt, $890 at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (near O'Farrell St.), 415-362-3900; Ileana Makri Noe-Geo 22-karat gold earnings, $3,120 at Barneys New York, 77 O'Farrell St. (near Stockton St.), 415-268-3500

Photographer: Chloe Aftel
Stylist: Lauren Murrow
Hair and Makeup: Sherrie Long using Redken
Model: Jillian Lieber/Stars Model Management
Style Assistant: Sofia Perez
Digital Tech and Lighting: Antonio De Lucci

 

Originally publshed in the September issue of San Francisco

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