My general style rule when it comes to velour and clothing has always been "unless you're Austin Powers or Santa Clause, skip it" (the closest I've ever come to accepting velour as a "real" fabric was when Juicy Couture tracksuits hit big in my high school and, even then, I wasn't exactly convinced).
Now that I'm seeing more and more designers using the fur-felt fabric cut into classic shapes and bearing modern prints (like this rosette-covered Prada number worn by Jessica Alba to the Fourth Annual Important Dinner for Women in New York), however, I have to beg the question: is there a place for velour in high-end fashion and, if so, where?
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