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New York Fashion Week photos, live blogging, runway highlights and celebrities.

BCBGMAXAZRIA: A look back

Models walk in the finale of the Fall

(Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The inspiration: Celebrating 25 years, the powers took a long look back in the archives and simultaneously moved forward hoping to embody the DNA of the brand but still keep it modern.

The vibe:  Easy “affordable luxury that is timeless,” said Lubov Azria backstage.  (For the record, her dream client would be Cate Blanchett, for “ her sensibility and how she plays with fashion).  ...

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BCBG Max Azria gets plain and fancy at New York Fashion Week

A model walks the BCBG Max Azria Spring

(Credit: EPA)

Max Azria’s clever collection took divergent paths. Go one-way and you get crisp, chic and yes, a touch practical -- hail to that khaki cotton sleeveless trench, a guaranteed go-to next season. Then, for a little romance, there were the fanciful frocks emblazoned with vivid flowers … blooming beautiful.

An off-white snake embossed leather jacket was equal parts power and pretty, blush colored...

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BCBG MAXAZRIA: Sophisticated gypsy

Oh, the choices in store for  BCBGMAXAZRIA gals next fall as Max and Lubov Azria drew inspiration from their travels to Istanbul and combined this with an eclectic gypsy flair  — so lovely, appealing and . . . wearable. Pile it on as shown on the runway — tunics and shifts over loose pants topped by sweaters and perhaps a patterned long fur vest — or, wilder still, a black tulle gown over...

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