Tadashi Shoji’s runway show is always a highlight of our fashion week because you can always count on breathtakingly beautiful looks to parade past you. For this season, he took his inspiration from the exquisitely tragic grandeur of exiled Russian nobility, forced to wear peasant clothing to disguise themselves in flight. The result is a blending of aristocratic vestments and folk costumes. Dark, demure, and regally feminine. It’s a gorgeous succession of looks.