FASHION: out of this world

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These are what a goddess would wear - the goddess of glamour. They're seductive, grown-up and glamorous, with, tantalisingly, that alluring hint of dishevelment. But these dresses aren't for everybody; they're once-in-a-lifetime creations for the kind of woman who slinks rather than walks and who's happier on a chaise longue than on a chair. Mere mortals may as well give up.

Mushroom bias-cut dress, by John Galliano, pounds 945, at Joseph, 23 Old Bond Street, London, W1 and 77 Fulham Road, London SW3 (inquiries: 0171 629 4774). Fine oxidised silver necklace with pearl beads, by Ten Thousand Things, as before. Red satin buckle-front shoes with metal heel, pounds 275, at Robert Clergerie, 67 Wigmore Street, London W1 (inquiries: 0171 935 3601). Feather muff, to order, by Lars Sture for Fabio Piras (inquiries: 0171 833 3286). Boxer's hand wrappings, made from lilac muslin, pounds 2.95 a metre, from John Lewis, Oxford Street, W1