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Serena Williams shows collection at New York Fashion Week after winning U.S. Open

Serena Williams at her Signature by Serena Williams

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It’s been quite a week for tennis superstar Serena Williams. First a historic 18th Grand Slam win at the U.S. Open, then a glam fashion show Tuesday afternoon. Williams drew a huge crowd to a West Side studio, where she relaunched her collection for HSN. The throng included tennis-loving Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who posed between the champ and her opponent, Caroline Wozniacki, who said she came...

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Naomi Campbell celebrates with Badgley Mischka

Naomi Campbell walks the runway with James Mischka,

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Design team Mark Badgley and James Mischka marked their silver anniversary in business with a grand finale at their runway show at Lincoln Center on Tuesday with about 1,000 silver balloons that dropped from the ceiling and a runway bow with none other than Naomi Campbell, who wore their gold-and-silver strapless sequin mini dress ... and wore it well.  

Campbell came, Mischka said...

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Ralph Lauren's showstopper hologram

Ralph Lauren presented his new Polo line for

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Ralph Lauren may not walk on water, but he came pretty close Monday night.

The designer presented his new Polo line for women in an elaborate video projected on a five-story wall of water that shot up from the Lake in Central Park.

The models in the film -- and Lauren, who takes a bow at the end -- look like holograms and appeared to walk on water.

Hundreds of Ralph fans -- including...

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Diane von Furstenberg goes French Riviera -- ooh la la

Kendall Jenner models Diane von Furstenberg's Spring 2015

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Inspiration: Sunshine and the blue waters of the French Riviera 1950s style (think Brigitte Bardot) inspired von Furstenberg’s collection that included bold checks, vibrant colors and graphic patterns ...sometimes all in one look. 

The vibe: Flirty, upbeat, exuberant … with Barry White crooning in the background, the celebrity-packed house was in for a delightful ride on a runway that...

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Donna Karan Spring 2015 collection: Wearable art

A model walks the runway at the Donna

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Inspiration: True that New York is always at the core of every collection Donna Karan designs, but for her Spring 2015 lineup, which was dubbed “The Art of the Street,” she traveled afar for inspiration — India, Bali, Africa and Haiti — and then returned home.

The vibe: Sexy and cool with just a dab of ’50s sweet, Karan mixed up a provocative cocktail of looks that had equally strong shots...

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It takes a thief

Model and LI-er Carol Alt was a front-row

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Model and Long Islander Carol Alt was a front-row guest at the Dennis Basso show, but she wasn’t just watching — she was shooting a movie with her crew in the photo pit. The film, called “Stealing Chanel,” is about the ex-wife of a Russian oligarch, who loves expensive clothes and gets someone to steal them for her, Alt said.As some of Basso’s most expensive clothes glided by on the runway, Alt...

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Dennis Basso pays tribute to 'dear friend' Joan Rivers

Designer Dennis Basso backstage at his show during

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You could hear a pin drop at Dennis Basso’s Monday afternoon runway show, as the designer asked for a moment of silence for his “dear friend” Joan Rivers, who was always a fixture at his fashion shows.

Before the show started, Basso addressed the audience, saying that Rivers “brought laughter and happiness to all of our lives.”

In other Rivers-related fashion news, the E! Entertainment...

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'Crazy Eyes' looks crazy good

Emmy Award-winning actress Uzo Aduba backstage at the

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Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix hit “Orange Is the New Black,” sat front and center at Christian Siriano’s show, dressed in anything but prison garb -- a body-skimming, pastel number. Her role as the trigger-tempered inmate “takes a lot of energy,” she said. “Suzanne is a heavy load, but one I’m not afraid to lift. I don’t hold anything back.”

The Emmy-winning...

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Jada Pinkett-Smith and mom lend Siriano support

Jada Pinkett-Smith and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, at

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It was like mother, like daughter backstage at Christian Siriano on Saturday.

Jada Pinkett-Smith and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, held court, both turned out in Siriano designs. They were there “to support Christian,” said Banfield-Jones. The designer and Pinkett-Smith were both born and raised in Maryland and went to the same school (Baltimore School for the Arts).

“My mom loves...

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Altuzarra's superbly sinister chic

A model walks the runway at the Altuzarra

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The inspiration:  “Rosemary’s Baby,” from gingham-sweet beginnings to a flesh-baring leather fate. (The film’s lullaby, sung by Mia Farrow, made for a haunting soundtrack.) There’s also some “Barry Lyndon” influence (the vivid Stanley Kubrick period drama) thrown in for good measure.  (Hey, designer Joseph Altuzarra has a lot of titles on his Netflix queue.)


The vibe: ...

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