Of all the colors of the rainbow, yellow isn’t exactly rolling in aesthetic goodwill. It’s tricky to wear, and, depending on your complexion can conjure up a jaundiced effect; gone wrong, the effect can be downright frowsy. All that aside, the shade’s having a hell of a moment, as countless designers proposed head-to-toe looks in the shade for Fall, in every possible permutation of mustard, ochre, goldenrod, and not one but two languid gowns in saffron velvet (courtesy of Valentino andArthur Arbesser). Take Demna Gvasalia’s velvet suiting, or an electric lemon knit maxi dress spotted on the runway at Proenza Schouler. If the prospect still has you quaking in trepidation, take heart—and bolster your spirits with the not-so-distant memories of the widely hated hue done to serious commendation: Michelle Williams’s lush Vera Wang at the 2006 Oscars and Rihanna’s cascading Guo Pei number as seen at last year’s Met Gala.