Gold is the defining colour for eveningwear, which takes its cue from the sumptuous velvet and lustrous brocade of medieval times.
Polyester-mix dress, £2,045, by Rochas. Brass headpiece with jewels and feathers, price on request, by Yunus & Eliza.
Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London W1 (020-7734 1234; www.liberty.co.uk). Net-a-Porter, 0845-675 1321; www.net-a-porter.com. Rochas, www.rochas.com and see Liberty and Net-a-Porter. Yunus & Eliza, 07530-347 907; www.yunus-eliza.co.uk.
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