Perhaps a Triceratops yawned 65 million years ago just before the fateful meteorite impact that wiped out its kind. The prehistoric air the dinosaur expelled from its lungs over the ages in turn moved enough elementary particles in the universe to eventually put these words on the screen. Fanciful as this idea sounds, it illustrates one of the central tenets behind chaos theory. Really quick, this theory posits that small differences in initial conditions yield wildly different outcomes. Consider a story featuring Grace Elizabeth, Binx, and Selena Forrest by Craig McDean running in the July 2017 issue of Vogue by the name of, wait for it, “Chaos Theory.” The gist of the editorial and, well, life in 2017 is that we inhabit a tumultuous world from which designers are not even immune. The upshot of this disorder and swirling particles, designers are following their own rules. Yeah! Selections from various collections for Fall 2017 are celebrated here from Grace in Prada to Binx in Calvin Klein to Selena (pictured) wearing Loewe. Never mind the chaos, embrace the artistry. After all as evidenced here, sometimes science is more art than science.

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Credits include: Publication, Vogue July 2017; Title, “Chaos Theory”; Photography, Craig McDean; Fashion, Grace Coddington; Hair, Didier Malige; Makeup, Diane Kendal for Marc Jacobs Beauty, Menswear editor, Michael Philouze.

Selena Forrest | Vogue July 2017 (Photography: Craig McDean)

Selena Forrest | Vogue July 2017 (Photography: Craig McDean)