I have come to realize that lace + classic structure = feast for the eyes. Contrast is so visually appealing, no? It's the textures, the balance between the two.
A few looks from Christian Dior Spring '09 RTW that convinced me of this. Such a feast for the eyes! The idea, combined with the red lips and hair evokes that '40s glamour, that powerful femininity. It's no doubt fabulous.
I saw the same concept at Stella McCartney, but the vibe was different. It was insouciance, feminine and pulled together, yet carefree. The lace was paired with classic pleated chinos and khaki boyish wonders instead of strikingly glamorous black.
(Plus, you gotta love Karlie.)