Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2013 | Pictures

Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2013

Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2013 | Pictures

The line between dressing for the office and dressing for the opera gets obscured by rich damasks, fur trimmings, and gobs of costume jewelry in Vera Wang's Pre-Fall 2013 collection.

The offering is heavy on the kind of sparkle generally associated with dressing for a special occasion, but applied to clothing that would otherwise look like daywear. A shift dress cut from a shiny orange and gray jacquard looked utterly luxurious paired with leather elbow-length gloves, but the suit trimmed with silk ruffles at the shoulders turns up the glamour in a different and unexpected way.

Photos courtesy of Vera Wang.