Talk of the Tents

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

Naeem Khan: Glitter and glam and a wedding gown, too, at NYFW

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The opening looks at Naeem Khan’s show at Lincoln Center Tuesday afternoon were folkloric embroideries inspired by painted Mexican ceramics and tiles. There was an embroidered taffeta trapeze mini dress, a peasant blouse with a gathered skirt and of course, a graphic caftan, which is a signature in Khan’s shows.

We’ve seen beauties like this from Khan before, but not so the next grouping of...

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Backstage Beauty: Alice + Olivia models achieve natural innocence

Models pose at the Alice + Olivia Spring

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To complement designer Stacey Bendet’s elegant Spring 2014 runway designs, the Alice + Olivia models at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showed off an innocent look of easily achieved perfection.

With their hair in side-parted ballerina buns and barely-there makeup, the models showed off Bendet’s designs with a non-distracting elegance.

To achieve the models' angelic look, makeup artists used...

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J. Crew at New York Fashion Week, going coastal

Models on the runway at the J. Crew

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Tom Mora, head of women’s design at J. Crew, had parallel beaches on his mind as inspiration for the brand’s presentation, held at Lincoln Center Tuesday morning.

One was set in California, and all about “the strength of surfers and the casual lifestyle they lead wearing floral prints, modern fabrics and bold colors,” Mora said in program notes. The second focused on European beach culture...

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Tory Burch throws a garden party at New York Fashion Week

Designer Tory Burch's spring 2014 collection, shown at

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On her pool blue runway, designer Tory Burch held a garden party of sorts in the David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center inspired by the French Rivera in late 1960s and Romy Schneider’s character in “La Piscine.”

Botanical and Queen Anne’s lace embroidery and prints in fresh shades of coral and apple green mixed with crisp, white lattice cutouts, some in leather.

A humble burlap linen coat...

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Donna Karan at New York Fashion Week is inspired by scarves

A model walks the runway at the Donna

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On a trip to India, Donna Karan found a scarf that inspired her spring 2014 collection.  WHile the lineup boasted Karan's signature urban flair there was more than a  touch of the exotic.

Karan’s earthy angels donned sometimes-translucent day-to-night stretch dresses, some with graphic hand blocking that skimmed bodies like halos, but simmered with sensuality.

For Karan, who...

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Kaufmanfranco's bandaged beauties

Kaufmanfranco designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco have had the great fortune of being loooooved by the ladies of Hollywood—Jennifer Aniston, most prominently, not to mention any of the celebs—including Jane Krakowski, Olivia Palermo, Katie Cassidy and Ashley Greene—sitting front row at KF’s runway show Monday night.

It’s easy to see why—there were plenty of riveting, red carpet gowns on...

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3.1 Phillip Lim--style with a geology lesson

If you’re like Michelle Obama—a sucker for a good print—then you’ll love slipping into many of the pieces in the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring collection. He had some grand themes on his mind, namely a “survey of raw landscapes,” as he wrote in his program notes, and an exploration of brutal yet “beautifully charged” ecosystems. Okay. What that translates into is a selection of exceedingly clever and original...

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Tommy Hilfiger brings the boardwalk to New York Fashion Week

A model walks the runway at the Tommy

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Tommy Hilfiger went “Westcoasting” at Pier 94 on the Westside Highway on Monday afternoon. And some fashion-types (we’re talking to you, impossibly high stiletto wearers) had a tough time navigating his show. Hilfiger’s runway was a slatted boardwalk topping what must have been a ton of sand including actual dunes with sea grass sprouting out of them.

If you didn’t get the gist of the show...

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Carolina Herrera at New York Fashion Week: The Illusionist

Model Karlie Kloss walks the runway at the

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The Kinetic Art movement and Venezuelan artists Carlos Cruz-Diez and Jesus Rafael Soto were the inspiration for Carolina Herrera’s morning show at the tents on Monday.

Herrera’s collection was luxe and polished but definitely not stodgy. Here, layered fabrics emblazoned with optical prints -- lines and striping that tricked the eye -- had added dimension in swirling chiffon and organza. They...

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Mathieu Mirano, from Long Island, offers lingerie looks

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“Long Island is so beautiful. It’s like living in the woods,” said Mathieu Mirano, backstage at his Lincoln Center early morning presentation Monday. A Huntington native, Mirano, 22, was presenting his fourth New York Fashion Week show. While he said that Long Island didn’t directly affect his aesthetic, his mother, Pascale, did. “My mom is a quilter. She had all these pieces of material and I grew...

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