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Vera Wang Fall 2014: Dark dames

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The inspiration: “Dark romance … a hint of mystery … easy allure.” These were the succinct phrases Vera Wang used in her program notes to describe her new collection. We might also add “girlish goth” to the mix.

The vibe: Dark and mysterious. Wang offered a collection for the gal who likes to speak her mind — we loved the scarab sweater with the message "U bug me" — yet still flaunt her feminine...

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Diane von Furstenberg celebrates 40 years of her iconic wrap dress

A model walks the runway in the Diane

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Inspiration: “A glamorous vagabond … she’s on the run with her dreams and colors,” says Diane von Furstenberg in program notes. She went on to explain that this woman – “a painter, a poet, a dancer, a free spirit” – is the muse for her  which her famous wrap dress. And on Sunday night, she celebrated the 40th anniversary of the iconic dress, with a fashion show aptly called “Bohemian Wrapsody.”


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Altuzarra Fall 2014: Color & craftsmanship

The Altuzarra Fall 2014 collection is modeled during

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The inspiration:  Joseph Altuzarra wants to explore notions of luxury, craftsmanship and most notably—color.  “It is the first time that color is such a big part of the collection," wrote the designer in his program notes. “It is a lot about joy, a lot about freedom, but also about finding restraint within that freedom.”


The vibe:  Energetic, sexy, sensual—these...

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Jason Wu Fall 2014--midnight in Paris

Fashion from the Jason Wu Fall 2014 collection

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The inspiration:  Jason Wu’s runway pulsed with a French passion and languid luxury that might appeal to characters in a novel by Balzac or Flaubert.  The long marbled runway traversed two rooms, punctuated by what looked like white stone archways, as if the models were walking down a long dreamy corridor.


The vibe:  Youthful—the slinky panne velvet slip dresses...

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Diane von Furstenberg: Wild things

Naomi Campbell strutted down the runway at the

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“Be your own oasis … an unexpected source of renewal, serenity and beauty,” read the intro to Diane von Furstenberg’s notes at her Sunday afternoon show at Lincoln Center. Suffice it to say, “serenity” was not in the mix (not that this was a bad thing).

Von Furstenberg’s show was a happy, rollicking affair -- celebs lining the front row bopping in their seats to this summer’s biggest pop hits....

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Diane von Furstenberg: She’s her own muse

At Diane von Furstenberg's Fall 2013 presentation at

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Let’s start with the finish. After a decade of making her finale walk with a creative director by her side, Diane von Furstenberg took to the runway alone. She wasn’t a bit shy, mouthing the words; “I’m everywoman, oh, oh, oh,” to the blasting disco anthem.

It said a lot about the collection called “Glam Rock,” which more than referenced the '70s high life (and we mean high) intertwining a...

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Diane von Furstenberg: She’s such a princess!

The Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 collection is

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Show notes at Diane von Furstenberg’s afternoon show at the tents on Sunday opened this way, “Some fairy tales end with the girl marrying the prince…some start there.” What happens next? The princess (who has the heart of a Gypsy, by the way) travels from Rome to Marrakech and in fairy tale fashion, ends up, “far from the palace now…she is the woman she wants to be.”

First off, anyone who...

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