Silk crepe de chine blouse with balloon sleeves and cuff detail, $1,554.53, by Alexander McQueen from Net-a-porter.com.
You’ve seen them on the likes of Lord Byron, Adam Ant and Gothic Lolitas. This Spring, it’s the shirt du jour for dark priestesses, teamed with the skinniest of Le Smoking suits (warlock-style capes included) at Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent. Shakespearean drama may be one of fashion’s costume fantasies but looking contrived is not. Warning: Even dungeon dandies need a degree of subtlety. Keep to the formula of removing one detail (and two accessories) — always.