Death by black velvet is otherwise known as the Prada Fall 2008 runway skirt woven in twirling floral arabesques on a ground of black silk.
Think Louis XIV damask meets London 60s mini-skirt. It rocks with soft cashmere sweater and above-the-knee boots.
Mrs. Prada found a centuries-old weaving family in Lyon France to take up the challenge to create this piece of cross-century art.
On the body, it snuggles the hips. To the fingertips, it's like soft as bunny fur.
All I want to do is kiss it before I die.