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Fall Fashion Inspiration: designer collections that are defiantly decadent and, above all, optimistic. Welcome to the future.

fall fashion preview 2009
Designer collections that are defiantly decadent and, above all, optimistic. Welcome to the future.
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David Oldham
Fall Fashion Inspiration
"PLEATED ORGANZA, EMBELLISHED SHOULDERS, CINCHED WAIST—THIS DRESS IS THE NEW MODERN SILHOUETTE: EXOTIC, RICH, AND FRESH." -JOHN GALLIANO FOR DIOR

Belted dress, price upon request, Dior; necklace (worn as bracelet), $750, Burberry; hat and earrings, price upon request, New York Vintage.
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David Oldham
Fall Fashion Inspiration
"WOMEN SHOULD EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH HIGH-IMPACT PIECES. TODAY, ROMANTICISM SIMPLY ISN'T THE RIGHT CHOICE." -ROBERTO CAVALLI

Dress and boots, price upon request, Roberto Cavalli; belt, $378, cuff, $148, NYC Motorcycle Federation; earrings, price upon request, New York Vintage.
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David Oldham
Fall Fashion Inspiration
"THE PURITY OF A POPLIN SHIRT AND A DARK CASHMERE FLANNEL SKIRT IS EVIDENCE OF A WOMAN WITH FOCUS AND RESILIENCE." -STEFANO PILATI FOR YVES SAINT LAURENT

Top, $1100, skirt, $850, Yves Saint Laurent; hat, $595, Philip Treacy London; cuff, $750, Kara Ross. On hair: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème.
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David Oldham
Fall Fashion Inspiration
"FEATHERS AND DRAPED TAILS ARE A NOD TO THE SURREALIST MOVEMENT AND THE ANIMAL SIDE OF FEMININE SENSUALITY." -RICCARDO TISCI FOR GIVENCHY

Top, $2450, pants, $1300, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci; hat, price upon request, New York Vintage.
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David Oldham
Fall Fashion Inspiration
"THERE'S A NEED FOR FEMININE EMPOWERMENT IN FASHION. MY GOAL WAS TO CREATE SOMETHING STRONG, BEAUTIFUL, AND SERIOUS." -MIUCCIA PRADA FOR PRADA

Dress, price upon request, shoes, $1800, bag, $4950, Prada; cuff, $750, ring, price upon request, Kara Ross; tights, $52, Wolford.
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David Oldham
Fall Fashion Inspiration
"THIS SEASON IS ALL ABOUT MIXING LUXURIOUS MATERIALS IN A SINGLE COLOR: RED, THE NEW NEUTRAL." -THE DESIGN TEAM AT MAXMARA

Short-sleeve sweater, $605, long-sleeve sweater, $550, MaxMara; helmet, $800, NYC Motorcycle Federation. On eyes: Almay Pure Blends Eye Shadow in Lavender.
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David Oldham
Fall Fashion Inspiration
"THE FABRIC OF THIS DRESS WAS INSPIRED BY THE SUN'S SHADOWS AND THE CRACKED DESERT EARTH OF SANTA FE." -FRANCISCO COSTA FOR CALVIN KLEIN

Dress, price upon request, Calvin Klein Collection; bracelet, $1700, DVF by H.Stern.
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David Oldham
Fall Fashion Inspiration
"I WANTED TO CREATE A FEMININE ESSENCE, SOPHISTICATED AND SENSUAL, COMPLEX AND AWARE." -MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI FOR VALENTINO

Dress, $3990, shoes, $695, bag, $4695, Valentino; bracelet, price upon request, New York Vintage; tights, $52, Wolford.
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David Oldham
Fall Fashion Inspiration
"THIS COLLECTION IS ABOUT PLAYING WITH NEW PROPORTIONS, LIKE PROMINENT SHOULDERS, AND PAIRING OPPOSING PRINTS." -DOMENICO DOLCE AND STEFANO GABBANA, DOLCE & GABBANA

Dress, $2995, necklace, $2050, belt, $350, Dolce & Gabbana; sunglasses, $295, Dior.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
The fastest route to modern pretty: versatile jewel-tone frocks and seductive tough-luxe hardware.

TREND TIP: When choosing animal prints, don't go wild. Stripes or spots in black and white signify no-fail sophistication.

DRESS $160, Ann Taylor; anntaylor.com.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
NECKLACE $78, Lydell NYC; lydellnyc.com.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
DRESS $228, Ali Ro; shopcrushboutique.com.

BELT $395, Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani; ports1961.com.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
BRACELET $198, Belsay; anthropologie.com.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
DRESS $330, Cynthia Rowley; bergdorfgoodman.com for stores.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
BROOCH $145, Piazza Sempione; piazzasempione.com.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
SHOES $150, Boutique 9; lordandtaylor.com for stores.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
BAG $119, United Colors of Benetton; (800) 535-4491.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
CLUTCH $248, Angelina Minuadier by Cole Haan; colehaan.com.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
NECKLACE $275, Sequin; (212) 398-7363.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
BOOTS $475, Report; reportshoes.com.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
DRESS $460, Julie Haus at H. Audrey; (615) 760-5701.
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Ben Goldstein
Shop The Shoot: Fall Fashion Inspiration
SUNGLASSES $185, Kate Spade; solsticestores.com.
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