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Michael Kors is Mr. Clean

Primary colors, graphic stripes and slim silhouettes were

Primary colors, graphic stripes and slim silhouettes were the hallmarks of Michael Kors runway at his Wednesday show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. (Sept. 12, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Primary colors, graphic stripes and slim silhouettes were the hallmarks of Michael Kors' runway at his Wednesday show, where A-list stars such Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones watched, rapt, while Kors delivered his spring message: Pare it down, keep it sharp and make it sexy.

And just how pared down are we talking? A '60s mod sort with an upbeat vibe. Think a black-and-white-striped broadcloth blazer over a matching short with a belly-baring cashmere bandeau (when we say it’s crunch time we mean it!) A narrow palm green reefer coat popped.

Not everything was quite as spare. A few looks, such as a navy or white stretch leather shift were covered with open grommets; a gorgeous gold/white paillette shell (with pockets even) topped white crepe shorts.

Besides the stripes, there were lovely digital cloud-streaked sky and pool prints we loved the cloud shantung trouser.

But best of all were the final series of double-face slithers gowns that hugged every curve and featured sizzling hot halter and harness cutouts. Karlie Kloss wore the last one. The guy next to us murmured, “Holyyy-eeee.” And sighed deeply.
 

Tags: Michael Kors , Michael Douglas , Catherine Zeta-Jones , New York Fashion Week

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