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Fashion Week FS08: Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera’s fall collection was a WASP fantasy writ large: lots of swingy tweed jackets paired with cigarette pants tucked into riding boots and fanciful fedoras adorned with enormous peacock feathers. All of it was ever so slightly deconstructed and the materials mixed up for a magpie effect. Release the hounds!

The usual coterie of socialites, editors, and buyers attended, plus a celeb or two.

Angie Harmon – stunningly beautiful in real life.
Aerin Lauder bundled up against the cold.
He multiplied!
And he’s a trendsetter.
Layers and necklaces.
Hilary Alexander in Russian look.
A popular black and white coat.
Rrreow! This outfit is fierce.
Acid-bright colors.
Pulled together from head to toe.
A mixture of gray, brown, black, and a navy bubble skirt.
Definitely the cutest accessory at the shows.
Gorgeous scarlet dress with a blue sheen to it. And look how she’s paired it with an old man sweater. Brilliant.
Late for the show.
The high glamour quotient of wide legged white trousers.
More winter white.
Two women in hats.
Intriguing jeweled stockings.
Truly distinctive personal style.
Tinsley Mortimer and friend.
A flash of bright yellow – even better in plaid.
Very dapper in a suit with white piping.
Cheetah fedora and a feathery necklace.
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Fashion Week SS08: Oscar de la Renta

Perhaps no other designer works with his customer in mind as much as Oscar de la Renta – not an abstract idea of “the customer,” but the actual women who wear his clothes. Every season a loyal coterie of socialites attends de la Renta’s show – and this year, a new Hollywood contingent including Victoria Beckham.

There was no one defining silhouette in this collection, though with the exception of a couple of trapeze dresses, the focus was again on the waist. Moroccan-inspired prints inlaid with sequins and botanical patterns sparkling with hundreds of tiny mirrors were the most exciting developments. These looked particularly beautiful in motion.

Aerin Lauder
Bill Cunningham and friend

Andre Leon Talley
Anna and Graydon Carter

three girls in DVF

Plum Sykes hands over the invite
Suzy Menkes
Marjorie Gubelmann

an Oscar de la Renta gown described as “very vintage”

Scott Schuman, a.k.a. The Sartorialist

The show. For a slideshow, check out Elle.com.
Afterwards, it started to rain.

Jamee Gregory with umbrella
David Patrick Columbia and friends
Grace Coddington

Model Tanya Dziahileva as seen from under an umbrella

Posh makes her exit…
…and paparazzi madness ensues.
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