This fall’s gold mania has got us thinking: have designers been spellbound by Renaissance portraiture and its image making charm? 

Whether in a few timid outfits or an entire collection, almost every brand presented its version of the black and gold ostentatious total look. Coats and dresses are delicately embroidered with pearls and ‘precious’ stones; gold coins embellish belts, while massive jewelry and hairpieces crown the whole. This season also marks the return...

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