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Red Is Best When It’s Worn Head-to-Toe

Photo: Bobby Doherty

Finer Things is a photo series with a playful approach to elusive, glamorous fashion items we’re fixated on right now.

Likely the oldest color in the spectrum, red ocher was the first pigment to be used in cave paintings, and its been associated with nobility, revolutionaries, prostitutes, and popes. Nancy Reagan called it a “picker-upper,” and Bill Blass agreed: “Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” This season it goes head-to-toe, from Chanel’s Rouge Coco lipstick in “Gabrielle,” to Amato New York’s leather gloves, to Fendi’s scarlet coat and matching thigh-high leather boots. In fact, nearly every look at Fendi’s fall show was paired with these scarlet boots, really making a case for the color.

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Red Is Best When It’s Worn Head-to-Toe