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Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer '10Janet Jackson attended the Ralph Lauren fashion show last Friday.

The 43-year-old singer sat in the front row of the New York Fashion Week show alongside the legendary designer’s family. When asked what her favorite look was, Janet replied, “I love them all!”

Ralph’s Spring/Summer ‘10 collection saw models embracing the “resilient spirit” of the nation and its work ethic. Among the looks featured were silver-sequined slashed jeans, work shirts, and metallic blue lame gowns with details of a workman’s coverall.

The designer, who’s known for his classic sportswear brand, said that he wanted his blue-hued collection to reflect the nation’s drive during the recent economic problems: “Hard times seem to sharpen our capacity for idealism and our optimism that tomorrow will be a better day. I am inspired by the character of the worker, the farmer, the cowboy, the pioneer women of the prairies living authentically through challenging times.”

His collection also featured 30s-inspired delicate floral-print dresses and contrasting, tailored denim styles.


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Michael Kors Spring/Summer '10Project Runway judge Michael Kors took some time out of his television gig to get back to his day job, where he chose a completely new color palette for his Spring/Summer ‘10 collection.

The American designer showed his latest line at New York Fashion Week yesterday and amazed onlookers by opting for pastel fabrics.

“I’ve never done pastels before—I always felt they were a bit too saccharine. But they seem right for spring. That’s what it’s all about.”

The line featured sharp angles and dresses with panels cut away, all sewn in pale blues, lilacs and soft green shades. Also shown were loose-fitting jumpers, Grecian dresses with cowl necks, shift and cocktail dresses. Sitting front row was actor Michael Douglas, who revealed that he loves attending fashion shows.

“Michael is a friend, and I like to go to at least one show a season, to keep in touch and catch a bit of theater,” Douglas said.


Rodarte Spring/Summer '10Actress Kirsten Dunst has praised Rodarte’s “inspiring” Spring/Summer ‘10 collection.

The actress was seated in the front row, alongside Elijah Wood and Jason Schwartzman, for the New York Fashion Week show, which was themed around darkness and survival.

On a smoke-filled, pebble-strewn catwalk, models showcased a series of garments featuring cobweb-like leather, ribbon and lace detailing and crystal and feather adornments.

Speaking afterwards, Kirsten said, “They’re incredibly inspiring, and their clothes are always inspiring.”

Who ever knew that Kirsten Dunst was inspired by anything!


Perez Hilton goes pantsless

While we all dearly love Lady Gaga and her fashionable decisions, most of us aren’t willing to go there—and rightfully shouldn’t. Case in point: Perez Hilton.

Making a pantsless appearance at a DSquared2 party during New York Fashion Week, the gossip blogger flaunted his not-so-nice-looking legs in a Mickey Mouse… dress? The shoes didn’t help too much, either.

What have you done, Lady Gaga!

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Audrey Tautou in, of course, ChanelDespite the fact that Karl Lagerfeld didn’t have a show lined up for New York Fashion Week, celebrities and designers alike got their Chanel fix with the New York premiere of the biopic Coco Avant Chanel.

The film’s stars, Audrey Tautou and Alessandro Nivola, joined director Anne Fontaine for a night away from the fashion week craze. Rachel Bilson, Ciara, Estelle, Adriana Lima, Jason Wu, and Candace Bergen were among the other guests in attendance.

Tautou felt a strong connection and conviction with her subject, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel: “I really don’t see any other designer who has had such a destiny as Chanel. A movie [about a different designer] shouldn’t be made.”

The film makes its way across the US in limited theaters next Friday, September 25.

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Lindsay Lohan and Taylor Momsen at the G Star show

Whether it was to sharpen her artistic eye or merely to relieve stress due to her new job at Ungaro, Lindsay Lohan showed up at G Star’s Spring/Summer ‘10 show for New York Fashion Week today. The now-blonde starlet was not alone—Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen was in toe.

What’s Lohan’s angle? Is she vying for a spot on the coveted Gossip Girl, or is she merely guiding Momsen down the partying pathway to career death?

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Christian Siriano for Payless Spring/Summer '10

Project Runway graduate Christian Siriano debuted his Spring/Summer ‘10 shoe line during New York Fashion Week yesterday, just as his initial collection hit Payless stores last week.

From what can only be described as “talon-heeled” pumps, dare I say that the line looks fiercer than his last collection? Then again, Payless will most likely water down the designs somewhat so as to avoid customer injuries (one of the models during the show almost fell on the runway).

I have to admit that my eyes are thoroughly enjoying the booty/Mary Jane hybrids and eccentric prints.

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A look from Zac Posen's Spring/Summer '10 collectionZac Posen’s New York Fashion Week show was accompanied by music from Mark Ronson.

The fashion designer showed his Spring/Summer ‘10 collection at The Altman Building at 9am, after being forced to move his showcase from its usual evening slot. Undeterred by the early hour, Zac had the building transformed into a nightclub, complete with curving runway, low lights, and music from the renowned super-producer.

The clothes were created from an eye-popping pallet of pink, orange, lime, fuschia and cobalt, often mixed and matched to form clashing combinations. Off-the-shoulder dresses with pleated skirts, ‘60s-style macs, sweater dresses, and knitted maxi-dresses all made an appearance. Jackets with structured shoulders were also a big look, along with draped trousers which emphasized hips.

The finale, witnessed by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, included a series of beautifully-made evening gowns in black, cobalt, and silver mesh, with some boasting sequins.


Amber Rose at Celestino

Clearly unaffected by boyfriend Kanye West’s outburst at the VMAs, Amber Rose made her runway debut for Celestino at New York Fashion Week.

Rose walked the finale look, shuffling down the runway in a strapless wedding dress with an extra-long train. To her credit, she made it down and back without falling, although it was most likely due to her careful steps in the sky-high stilettos.

Despite fans like Russell Simons and Jojo showing up for support, Rose reportedly bolted after the show (most likely to avoid questions about Kanye).

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A piece from the Victoria Beckham CollectionVictoria Beckham is “amazed” by the popularity of her clothing line.

The singer-turned-fashion-designer presented her third dress collection at New York Fashion Week yesterday and said that she finally feels she has broken into the industry properly.

Referring to her soccer-star husband David Beckham, she said, “I know I used to be in a pop group, and I’m married to a footballer—a very lovely footballer. But I’m grateful that people are prepared to leave their preconceptions at the door and let the dresses speak for themselves. The sell-through has been amazing.”

Victoria showed her latest line in an art gallery and revealed that she has decided to focus on legs, rather than cleavage, for the Spring/Summer ‘10 collection.

“I think it looks more attractive, and it’s what my customers want.”

The dresses have higher corsets than previous ones, and while some graze the thigh, her knee and full-length styles also make an appearance. Colors include cerise, raspberry, black and gray, and many have blown-up shoulder pads, with Victoria claiming they “make your waist look so much smaller.”

Victoria’s dress range has proved a hit with celebrities, with Elle Macpherson, Madonna, and Brooke Shields all being spotted in outfits from the collection recently.


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