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Isaac Mizrahi's enchanted forest

Isaac Mizrahi fall fashion 2010, at the tents

Isaac Mizrahi fall fashion 2010, at the tents in Bryant Park, Manhattan. (February 18, 2009) Photo Credit: Photo by Bruce Gilbert

Once upon a time, there was an enchanted forest called Central Park where uptown Cinderella’s braved the elements and the social life in whimsical wardrobes. Such was the premise of Isaac Mizrahi’s witty runway, where he melded camping and couture.

Humble quilting teamed up with distressed silver leather: a heavily studded zip-front coatdress was chic city armor; outdoorsy toggles adorned a sassy strapless evening dress. Entrance makers included crocodile patterned crystals -- clever, clever -- and a leafy peach slither that ends with an explosion of tulle. Fur-trimmed separate hoods and clear booties that slip over stilettos protect from snow, which, natch, came down full force during the show.

PHOTOS: Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2010 runway looks

MORE: Past Isaac Mizrahi collections from New York Fashion Weeks

 

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