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Marc Jacobs Spring 2015: Style and a big pink house

Marc Jacobs' Spring 2015 presentation at New York

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The inspiration:  Our hyped-up, supertech, militaristic world. Or so it seemed. At the start, all we had to go on was the BIG PINK HOUSE. It sat in the middle of the Park Avenue Armory, where Marc Jacobs held his show Thursday, like an oversized suburban home surrounded by lavender gravel and rows of seating covered in hot pink shag carpeting. Comfy, that.

The vibe:  Kitschy, cozy...

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Calvin Klein spring 2015: Seasonless, sleek and smart

Any coat in the Spring 2015 Calvin Klein

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Inspiration:  At his downtown show on Thursday afternoon, Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa delivered a slick, seasonless collection that was both powerful and feminine which, he said in notes, was inspired by menswear.

The vibe:  Cool, composed, ladylike but confident, Costa was intent on, “Making the body a little more exposed in a way, you know, giving the woman more...

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Ralph Lauren spring 2015: A romantic safari

We predict women will go wild for any

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Inspiration: Presented downtown on Thursday morning, Ralph Lauren explained his collection as, “an exotic kind of luxury, the spirit of a romantic safari emboldened by luminous colors played against the heritage of pure khakis in sleek and modern shapes.”

The vibe: To set the scene, mosquito netting swathed the runway’s giant chandeliers and an enormous floral arrangement of exotic flowers...

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Betsey Johnson's bridal romp

Brides, grooms, bridesmaids and more were on hand

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Betsey Johnson may be prepping to be a contestant on this season’s “Dancing With the Stars” -- which premieres Sept. 15 -- but she still had time to churn out a spirited collection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and assorted party frocks, worn by men ... women ... drag queens ... a transgender model ... former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Camille Grammer ... and the crowd went wild!


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Michael Kors Spring 2015: The perennial optimist

Michael Kors' collection for Spring 2015 at Mercedes-Benz

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Inspiration: “Optimistic chic” said program notes, and as Michael Kors explained to The Associated Press, “It’s a crazy world right now; you know, we look at the headlines, and it’s pretty tough out there. And I think that spring time ... it’s a time that people do feel more optimistic and I think that if you put something on that kind of has some charm to it, I think it changes your spirits.”


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Betsey Johnson dances down the runway and onto 'DWTS'

Designer Betsey Johnson dances down the runway with

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The fashion world knows Betsey Johnson for her sexy clothes and killer cartwheels -- it’s her signature move each season when she takes her bow on the runway. But now TV audiences will get to see her fancy footwork as she competes on season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars,” premiering Monday.

“It’s the most amaaaaazing, exciting time of my life -- well, next to the birth of my daughter and grandchildren,”...

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Oscar de la Renta spring 2015 collection: The designer sends flowers

The vibe of the Oscar de la Renta

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Inspiration: A lush, flower-trimmed runway opening was as fragrant as spring and it seemed clear that de la Renta went to the garden for inspiration at his spring 2015 show which was presented Tuesday in his midtown showroom.

The vibe:  As fresh as a daisy -- in fact one dress was embroidered with daisies -- but it wasn’t only about florals. Lush petal pink and Wedgewood blue oversized...

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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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