11 Striking Statement Coats for Fall

Welcome to the next stage in outerwear—the kind you’ll never want to check at the door.

Valentino / Versace / Fendi
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In a fall season built around individuality and ornamentation, one must-buy came down nearly every runway: a long, vibrant coat. At Chanel, Versace, Dior, and Valentino, each trench and topcoat, cape and duster was more of a Technicolor dream than the next. As contributing editor Candy Pratts Price says, these aren't just coats. And they're not just for staying warm. "You’ve heard of statement jewelry?" She asks. "Try a statement coat. Dégradé duchess satin or Persian brocade, embroidered wool or pearl-encrusted velvet—this is outwear you'll keep on indoors." Here within, her 11 favorite picks to come out of Fall Couture and Resort Fashion Weeks this fall.