The Fearless New World of Fashion

Designer collections that are defiantly decadent and, above all, optimistic. Welcome to the future.

July 13, 2009 12:00 AM
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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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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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"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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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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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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NECKLACE $78, Lydell NYC; lydellnyc.com.
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DRESS $228, Ali Ro; shopcrushboutique.com.

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