Velvet is back, in a major way. The rich, heavy, but super soft fabric that conjures up images of Medieval Times, holiday dresses when I was five and the early '90s, has taken a turn for the better. As long as crushed velvet stays at bay, today's velvet evokes romance and richness; such was the case at Ralph Lauren (left). Nolens volens: Are you ready to be a velveteen fashionista?
New York Fashion Week Trend Alert: The Velveteen Fashionista