Though she designs many a bridal gown, there wasn’t a one in Vera Wang’s show called “The Bride Wore Black,” and guess what color was central? Uh, yeah, black. 

But Wang showed how black needn’t necessarily be somber with her quirky composite of daywear-meets-evening, and her wildly imaginative mixture of fabrics and textures -- low-crotched paperbag pants with skinny legs (long john-esque) are topped by jackets, some with fur, or slinky tops with big organza corsages. A heavy trench lightens up with an airy tulle skirt sporting a scribbly sequin motif beneath, and a stunning dressy number glitters with distressed sequins and stones to add edge. 

Jewelry included massive ropes of distressed pearls to create, said the designer, “disheveled glamour.” Off-beat elegance and said eBay style director, Constance White, “Emotionally positive.” Yay.

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