Tadashi Shoji’s FW17 runway was a sparkling procession of precious gemstones: emeralds, rubies, royal purples and rich pink quartzes, along with every other jewel tone you could ever want. Amidst its lace paneling and velvet corset-inspired tops, embroidered roses and sequined gowns, there was a distinct push and pull between the Gothic and the ultra-feminine, some reinvention of the medieval princess whose prose was damask, silver thread, and rose-colored fur. This Gothic Girl composition found its way into the makeup, with alternating stripes of glitter and eyeliner dramatizing the under eye. Madison Stubbington looked ghostly against her shimmering magenta slip, the roses decorating her in line with her shock of orange curls. Renaissance reimagined, velvety florals, balloon-sleeves and fringed layers—a luxuriously gothic extravaganza.