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Gareth Pugh Spring 2012 Runway Review

Gareth Pugh opened his Spring 2012 show with a film by Ruth Hogben featuring a bare-skinned and bound Crystal Renn – a fitting amuse bouche for the cage dresses, coats, vests, and shoes that opened his show. With their sci-fi robotic construction and skin-revealing panels, the armor-like looks were pure editorial gold. This season, however, Pugh pushed past the purely editorial and not only introduced a number of commercial pieces, but ones that worked in color and movement more so than he has in the past. Of particular note were truly stunning sculpted vests, a white lapel and button-less jacket worn as a top, and the striped and metallic dresses that closed the show.