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Gray Bowler Hat and Suspenders, Jazz Age Lawn Party

Some of the best outfits at the Jazz Age Lawn Party mixed new and old – like a bowler hat, suspenders, high waisted trousers and a plain V-neck tee.

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Balmain SS2011

Before there were slim cut cargo pants on every retail floor on every corner, there were slim cut cargo pants on the runway at Balmain. This French label spearheaded the military chic trend that has resonated with consumers over the past few seasons. Slightly androgynous but always sexy, Christophe Decarnin’s designs have quite a following, as evidenced by the cool crowd outside the Le Grand Hotel.

A fabulously tough look. Note the camouflage – a pattern that appeared on several fashion-forward editors. (more…)

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Show SS10

Though Marc by Marc Jacobs is an American brand, the clothes have this quirky chic that seems quintessentially Parisian – even more so now that Marc lives in Paris. Lynn Yaeger stood outside with one of her reporter colleagues, marveling at all the clothes going by. The show attracts a creative crowd that really sees fashion as a form of self-expression – including Yaeger herself.

Lynn Yaeger at the Marc by Marc Jacobs Show

Definitely one of Yaeger’s most fabulous outfits ever. Her sense of style is timeless – for instance, she’s been wearing oxfords, one of the big trends of the season, for years now, and the intarsia doggie detail on the corner of her sweater evoked the lions in the “Doctor Doolittle” theme of Anna Sui’s show – the show that would take place the day after this photo was taken. (more…)

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Diane von Furstenberg Show SS10 – Front Row!

We got a special look at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2010 front row, which was packed not just with the usual fashion crowd but with DVF pals and luminaries like Graydon Carter, propietor of the crazy-hot Monkey Bar and the Waverly Inn. When Carter and his friend Fran Lebowitz were asked if they could be photographed together, Lebowitz quipped, “Oh good. I’ll look young.”

Graydon Carter and Fran Lebowitz, Diane von Furstenberg Front Row

They both have great taste in blazers.

Tons of celebs and fashion faves – Michelle Tractenberg, Peaches Geldof, Carine Roitfeld and more after the jump. (more…)

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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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Fashion Week SS08: Proenza Schouler

It would have been a straight man’s dream, had there been more of them present: The doors to the Armory opened after the Proenza Schouler show last night, and hundreds of models and other beautiful women spilled out.

Gemma? No, Sasha Pivovarova, still in hair and makeup from the show.
photogs at the ready

Suzy Menkes
Model of the moment Agyness Deyn poses for a photo
Carine Roitfeld gives an impromptu interview

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