Talk of the Tents

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

Anna Sui surfs the French New Wave

At designer Anna Sui's Fall 2013 show at

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You could tell Anna Sui was cooking up something très, très Francais from the moment you stepped inside the tent and took your seat, serenaded by a series of ‘60s (and thereabouts) French pop songs. Another tip-off -- her program, entitled “Nouvelle Vague” (or New Wave). 

Ahhhh, oui, oui, but of course -- La Sui, she is paying homage to the French New Wave, a group of maverick French...

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Jeremy Scott's punk rock party

Model Lindsey Wixson at the Jeremy Scott Fall

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Jeremy Scott sure knows how to put on a show -- the roar of applause was deafening after he unleashed a jet-fueled, neon-lit, sugar-rush collection inspired by the raucous, take-no-prisoners punk rock / New Wave movements, and sure to please all you club-hopping fashionistas and downtown dudes out there.

It was like time traveling back to 1979, with the B-52s anthem “Rock Lobster” blasting...

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss hands out cookies during Fashion Week

Supermodel Karlie Kloss hands out cookies from her

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss isn't just a pretty face. Wednesday the catwalk regular was off the runways handing out dairy-free, gluten-free cookies for a good cause. Proceeds of each Perfect 10 cookie from Karlie's Kookies, in conjunction with Momofuku Milk Bar pastry chef Christina Tosi, will provide 10 nutritious school meals to children across the world through the organization FEED.

American...

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Arianna Huffington on how to dress for success

Arianna Huffington attends the Nanette Lepore show at

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As one of the most powerful women in the media industry, Arianna Huffington knows how to dress for success.

The president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group chose to attend just one show this New York Fashion Week: Nanette Lepore.

Huffington wore a simple, tailored, navy blue Nanette Lepore coat over a black Nanette Lepore pantsuit with pink and green details and...

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Narciso Rodriguez passes geometry with flying (bright) colors

Bright colors dominated the scene on Narciso Rodriguez's

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Narciso Rodriguez is a slasher extraordinaire—known for outfitting celebs like Julianna Margulies and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss in sleek, figure-hugging numbers with sexy, slashed cutouts. For fall, he loosens the silhouette, and offers no flashes of skin, but keeps things exciting with unexpected, diagonal color-blocking and slashed, angled hemlines.

There are no horizontal or vertical lines here....

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Sophie Theallet invents a whole new dress category: the LGD

Clean lines and minimalism were the message at

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You almost feel like you should have your passport on you when you attend a Sophie Theallet runway show.  Surely there’s some sort of customs checkpoint, where cold but impeccably dressed officials should survey your papers, and a front-row seat requires a visa.  Because as soon as the lights go down, the music pumps in and the models start down the runway, well, it’s clear we’re not in...

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Downright dreamy at Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham's Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz

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Jenny Packham’s runway was achingly beautiful with mostly evening gowns and cocktail dresses that simultaneously managed to be delicate and strong. These, said the designer, were inspired by 17th-century Paris Salons that served as virtual women’s clubs, where “strong-minded women met to discuss arts and culture.”

Packham, a British designer, who has dressed  a bunch of strong-minded...

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Tory Burch: Beading and beetles (yes, beetles)

A golden, slim-fitting dress featured at the Tory

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Tory Burch presented her elegant, downright pretty collection for Fall 2013 in a swanky ballroom lit by crystal chandeliers at the Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue.

Inspired by the rich textures of Gustav Klimt’s portraits and the Art Nouveau movement, Burch’s looks were uber-embellished and classy, yet still maintained an air of whimsy.

Beetle prints turned out on blouses and turtlenecks...

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Marc by Marc Jacobs: Oh, those sophisticated '70s

At the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2013

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The Marc by Marc Jacobs line, especially popular with the older teen and 20-something demo, is often chock-full of campus-ready gear and preppy-with-a-twist collegiate looks.  For fall, the pendulum seems to be swinging in the opposite direction, with a line that seems focused on an après school wardrobe. Yikes -- these gals have had to get jobs, so they’re going to need more than that one...

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3.1 Phillip Lim: Biker chick wannabes

At the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 show

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Phillip Lim is known to explore themes in his collections -- like “duality,”  for instance, or a pastime like “kiting.”  But this season the theme seems obscure, something to do with biker chicks, clearly, given all that leather.

The first look down the runway held much promise -- a pink, quilted coat worn atop a taupe sweater, light blue button-down and caramel-colored leather miniskirt...

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