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95 Electrifying Gilded Looks

From Gold-Encrusted Editorials to Midas Touch Portraits

— May 17, 2012 — Fashion
These electrifying gilded looks reveal a preoccupation with metallic fabrics and finishes in the fashion industry. Designers prefer glistening designs for several reasons, in large part due to their eye-catching qualities. These pieces are all memorable in their own right, sending shocks of gleaming light to chic blog frequenters and the ticket holders of front row Fashion Week seats.

Gold-encrusted editorials and Midas touch portraits have dotted the pages of publications like Vogue, Elle and Vanity Fair. Enthusiasts in this realm favor the bright displays provided by way of these ensembles, and have frequently sought them out in an effort to make memorable statements. While these pieces do speak volumes, several of them have also been muted with subtler studs and embellishments, offering the fore to more modest looks.
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Gilded Gold Skincare
Gilded Gold Skincare
NylGold Exfoliator will Make You Look like a Million Bucks
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91
Gilded Head Guards
Gilded Head Guards
The Notre Dame Gold Helmets are Pricey Painted Protectors
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90
Kaleidoscopic Menswear Collections
Kaleidoscopic Menswear Collections
The R. Grove Fall/Winter 2012 Show is Attention-Grabbing
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89
Golden Statue Homages
Golden Statue Homages
The Stacey Keibler Oscars 2012 Dress Resembles the Award of the Night
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88
Golden Gilded Hero Captures
Golden Gilded Hero Captures
The Andreas Seyfarth by Joachim Baldauf Shoot is Provocative
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87
Golden-Hued Editorials
Golden-Hued Editorials
Paolo Anchisi by Eli Schmidt for Essential Homme is Sultry and Sweaty
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86
Adaptive Animal Accessories
Adaptive Animal Accessories
Explore Nature with the Golden Antlers Headpiece by Celapiu
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85
Gathered Green Gowns
Gathered Green Gowns
Adriana Lima Stars in Donna Karan Spring Summer 2012 Campaign
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84
Fruity Fragrance Campaigns
Fruity Fragrance Campaigns
The DKNY Golden Delicious Ad Stars a Sweet Lara Stone
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83
Jewel-Toned Editorials
Jewel-Toned Editorials
Eniko Mihalik Harper's Bazaar Photo Shoot for March 2011 Shimmers & Shines
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82
Gleaming Fragrance Campaigns
Gleaming Fragrance Campaigns
Jennifer Lopez 'Glowing' Perfume Features a Light-Up Bottle
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81
Breast Plate Fashion
Breast Plate Fashion
The Ophelie Rupp Posh Magazine Editorial Shiny and Shimmery
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80
Golden Angel Commercials
Golden Angel Commercials
Go Behind the Scene of the Shakira Freixenet Champagne Shoot
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79
Golden-Clawed Jewelry
Golden-Clawed Jewelry
The Brass Talon Clip by Dilan Walpola is Darkly Fashionable
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78
Glam Gilded Runways
Glam Gilded Runways
The Barbara Bui Fall 2012 Collection is Tailored to Perfection
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77
Gilded Serpent Pendants
Gilded Serpent Pendants
Kristin Cavallari Rocks High-End Carrera Y Carrera Jewelry
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76
Haute Horseplay Editorials
Haute Horseplay Editorials
Marley Kate Lenses Rich Boys in 'Ruffneck' for the Ones2Watch
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75
Gauzy Golden Photoshoots
Gauzy Golden Photoshoots
The Julieta Soler 'Tamaryn' Series is Mysteriously Moody
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74
Gold-Encrusted Editorials
Gold-Encrusted Editorials
The Eva Green InStyle UK June 2012 Photoshoot is Metallic
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73
Bedazzled Milk Maid Spreads
Bedazzled Milk Maid Spreads
The Sparkling Antonella Graef in Vogue Russia
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72
Glittering Golden Cover Girls
Glittering Golden Cover Girls
Rhythmic Gymnast Alina Kabaeva Poses for Vogue Russia January 2011
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71
Richly Retro Shoots
Richly Retro Shoots
The Antique Gold Images by Fabian Parkes are Vintage Chic
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70
Glamorous Gilded Gowns
Glamorous Gilded Gowns
Ring in the New Year in the Halston Heritage Shirred Shoulder Short Dress
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69
Voluminous Hair Photoshoots
Voluminous Hair Photoshoots
The Mike Lewis 1972 Spread Stars a Brigitte Bardot Lookalike
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68
Shimmering Metallic Shoots
Shimmering Metallic Shoots
The Arise Magazine 'Solid Gold Easy Action' Editorial is Darkly Shiny
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67
Metal-Plated Frocks
Metal-Plated Frocks
The Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2010 Collection Shimmers in the Sun
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66
Gold Standard Fashion
Gold Standard Fashion
Gilded Accessories Take Center Stage at Spring 2010 Shows
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65
Golden Goddess Couture
Golden Goddess Couture
The Glamorous Addy Van Den Krommenacker 2011 Line
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64
Gilded Cleopatra Fashion
Gilded Cleopatra Fashion
Kiki Kang Poses for Harper's Bazaar Singapore December 2010
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63
Golden Cropped Tops
Golden Cropped Tops
Model Hannah Homan for 'I Am Golden' in Tush Magazine
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62
Adorned Eclectic Runways
Adorned Eclectic Runways
The Proenza Schouler F/W 12/13 Collection Highlights Vibrant Prints
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61
Golden Glow Lookbooks
Golden Glow Lookbooks
The Sacai Luck Fall 2010 Collection is New Found Treasure
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60
Metallic Accent Ensembles
Metallic Accent Ensembles
Stephane Rolland debuts his Spring/Summer 2011 Collection
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59
Gilded Face Embellishments
Gilded Face Embellishments
The Golden Boy Editorial by Dennis Weber is Artistic
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58
Grand Gilded Garments
Grand Gilded Garments
The Balenciaga Spring 2012 Collection is Sure to Steal Your Heart
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57
Ball and Chain Bracelets
Ball and Chain Bracelets
The BRVTVS Jewelry Line is a Delicate and Simple Collection
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56
Gold Ruffles
Gold Ruffles
Prada RTW '09 Shows Off Chic and Sexy Gilded Crinkles
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55
Lustrous Menswear Campaigns
Lustrous Menswear Campaigns
The Jacek Klosinski Spring/Summer 2012 Col­lec­tion is Eccen
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54
Bushy Eyebrow Shoots
Bushy Eyebrow Shoots
The Mezi SS 2010 Lookbook Features Brows Au Naturel
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53
Glamorous Gilded Editorials
Glamorous Gilded Editorials
'Gold Rush' by Benjamin Kanarek Embellishes Every Detail
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52
Bright Golden Beehives
Bright Golden Beehives
The Vera Wang Spring 2011 Show Featured Tremendous Tress Styles
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51
Glamorously Golden Sneakers
Glamorously Golden Sneakers
Kenneth Courtney's 'Indulgences No. 5' Sneakers Have the Midas Touch
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50
Midas Touch Celeb Covers
Midas Touch Celeb Covers
This Anne Hathaway Elle UK December 2010 Shoot is Gorgeous
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49
Golden Sandtography
Golden Sandtography
Abbey Lee Kershaw for i-D Spring 2010
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48
Bold Blazer Shoots
Bold Blazer Shoots
The S Moda Eva Herzigova Pictorial Takes a Look at a Tousled Icon
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47
Golden Coastal Lookbooks
Golden Coastal Lookbooks
The 2011 Dani Black Spring Summer Collection Takes Sail
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46
Futuristic Fable Fashion
Futuristic Fable Fashion
The Morfium Chasing Dreams Catalog is Dark and Mythical
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45
Golden Rib Cage Frocks
Golden Rib Cage Frocks
Nicki Minaj's Dress at the American Music Awards Surprised Many
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44
Golden Plunging Gowns
Golden Plunging Gowns
Vogue Nippon July 2010 Features Fashionable Elegance
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43
Gilded Sunkissed Shoots
Gilded Sunkissed Shoots
The Pastaiga Latvia July/August 2010 Issue is Covered in Gold
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42
Golden Space Pictorials
Golden Space Pictorials
A Futuristic Abbey Lee Kershaw in i-D Spring 2010
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41
Golden Neck Braces
Golden Neck Braces
The Foil Blanket Chin Piece is Inspired by Ethnic and Futuristic Influences
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40
Gilded Parisian Lookbooks
Gilded Parisian Lookbooks
The Zakary le Stele FW 2012 Campaign is Royal and Alluring
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39
Golden Boarder Gear
Golden Boarder Gear
The American Eagle Zoom Force 1 Snowboarding Boot is Inspired by Anime
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38
Gold-Dusted Photography
Gold-Dusted Photography
Elizaveta Prodina's Gold Project is a Sparkling Delight
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37
Goldplated Jeans
Goldplated Jeans
Kohzo Denim Disco Pants
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36
Gilded Fragrance Models
Gilded Fragrance Models
Charlize Theron Is Gold From Head to Toe for J'adore L'eau
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35
Contemporary Cleopatra Campaigns
Contemporary Cleopatra Campaigns
The Totomoto 2011 Lookbook is Snake-Inspired
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34
Mysteriously Veiled Vixens
Mysteriously Veiled Vixens
The Glamour Poland Emilia Nawarecka Shoot is Masked Magnificence
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33
Scintillating 70s Spreads
Scintillating 70s Spreads
Glam Slam by Mariah Jelena Reclaims a Pair of Retro Jewels
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32
Golden Feathered Goddesses
Golden Feathered Goddesses
The Kelly Rowland YRB Magazine Spread is Super Fierce
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31
Golden Queen Photoshoots
Golden Queen Photoshoots
'Boundless as the Dark' by Rio Surya Prasetia is Breathtaking
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30
Asymmetrical Gilded Accessories
Asymmetrical Gilded Accessories
Noot Bijoux is a Geometric Gold Jewelry Line
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29
Rebel 3D Fashion Makes Statement
Rebel 3D Fashion Makes Statement
Viktor & Rolf 'NO' Show
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28
Blingtastic Swimwear
Blingtastic Swimwear
The Incanto Swimwear Collection is Spell-Binding
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Glorified Greek Godtography
Glorified Greek Godtography
Model Mario Loncarski Shimmers in Latest Editorial
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Gorgeously Gilded Garments
Gorgeously Gilded Garments
Get Your Shine on with the Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012 Collection
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Hardcore Golden Neckwear
Hardcore Golden Neckwear
Cor Sine Labe Doli Releases Ceramic Bow Ties
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Eccentrically Ornate Runways
Eccentrically Ornate Runways
The Guy Laroche Fall 2012 Collection Turns Plenty of Heads
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23
Modern Superhero Makeovers
Modern Superhero Makeovers
See Adrianne Palicki in the New Wonder Woman Costume
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Gold Rush Fashiontography
Gold Rush Fashiontography
Vogue Paris 'La Couleur De L'Or' Gets Gilded
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Golden Glam Campaigns
Golden Glam Campaigns
The Neiman Marcus 2011 Ads are Simple and Sophisticated
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Blinding Gilded Garments
Blinding Gilded Garments
The Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012 Campaign Showcases Serious Sparkle
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19
Fancy Baroque Platforms
Fancy Baroque Platforms
Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Shoes Mix Old & New
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18
Midas Touch Portraits
Midas Touch Portraits
Abbey Lee Kershaw Shines in 'Golden Light'
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17
Gilded Battle Fashion
Gilded Battle Fashion
The Marloes Horst Ponytail Magazine Spread Calls for Stylish Warfare
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Gorgeous Gilded Belts
Gorgeous Gilded Belts
The Giulietta Pre-Fall 2012 Collection is Structured and Chic
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Gilded Cone Chests
Gilded Cone Chests
Pop Magazine Pays Homage in 'Allen Jones: Wearable Art'
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14
Desert Exploration Spreads
Desert Exploration Spreads
This Elle Spain November 2010 Shoot Takes Fall to Warmer Climates
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13
Oversized Doll Accessory Shoots
Oversized Doll Accessory Shoots
The Interview Magazine 'Box Set' Stars Clutch-Toting Barbies
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12
Haunted Mansion Editorials
Haunted Mansion Editorials
The Arizona Muse for Vogue Russia December 2011 Shoot is Spooky
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11
Gilded Tinsel Editorials
Gilded Tinsel Editorials
La Donna D'Oro by Jesse Koska Goes For the Gold
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10
Glamorous Gilded Tights
Glamorous Gilded Tights
Rock Out in Gold with the Gal Stern Goldfish Leggings
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9
Midas Touch Mermaid Shoots
Midas Touch Mermaid Shoots
Irinia Funtikova is a Golden Goddess for Photographer Timmothy Lee
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8
Golden Bridal Flats
Golden Bridal Flats
The New TOMS Shoes Wedding Collection is Specially Made for Your Big Day
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7
Sparkling Western Shoots
Sparkling Western Shoots
The Harper's Bazaar UK 'Diamond Cowgirl' Editorial is Glam Gritty
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6
Torero-Inspired Editorials
Torero-Inspired Editorials
The Vogue Japan 'Kiss of the Matador' Shoot Stars Bianca Balti
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5
Glamorously Galactic Fashion
Glamorously Galactic Fashion
The Alexi Freeman AW12 Collection Boasts Golden Rock Star Looks
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4
Exquisite Equitorials
Exquisite Equitorials
Saddle Up in Evening Wear With this Anna Selezneva Tatler Russia Spread
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3
Golden Goddess Photography
Golden Goddess Photography
The Hanah Holman 'I Am Golden' Tush Magazine Spread
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2
Formal Hairy Legs
Formal Hairy Legs
At Golden Globes Mo'nique Surprises With Unshaved Calves
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1
Golden Girl Photography
Golden Girl Photography
Roger Weber Captures Glamorously Beautiful Women
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