I decided on Haute Couture as if I am fantasising I might as well go all the way. So I took a look back at all the S/S 12 Couture catwalks and came up with some options below.
I think the Gothic pleated designs at Christian Dior Haute Couture below would suit my need for drama and the tones are pretty much suitable for everyone - including my pasty complexion! The sheer fabrics satisfy the requirement to look sexy whilst the pleats keep things feminine.
|Christian Dior S/S 12 Haute Couture runway|
These three from Giambattista Valli are classic with a twist - one of my key philosophies when buying clothes - but are all embellished enough to keep things interesting. I'd wear any of the three with a dramatic red lip and a sweeping up do to add extra drama. I think Emma Stone, who was in my sin bin earlier, would have benefited from any of these Valli masterpieces at the Met Gala.
|Giambattista Valli S/S 12 Haute Couture runway|
|Elie Saab's S/S 12 Haute Couture collection. All images from Elle.com|