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February 18, 2010
"Bryant Park was a fashion feast, and opportunity for the established and emerging talent to be seen by the world.  We were thrilled to have a seat at the table.  And we look forward to continuing the excitement at Lincoln Center."
          -Leslie Stevens & James LaForce, LaForce + Stevens

On the last day of this fashion-filled week, even the most exhausted editors, stylists and buyers could find reason to get excited in these final shows.  Ralph Lauren surprised us with a more downtown take on evening wear: worn with elbow-length, fingerless lace gloves in his romantic collection of gypsy boho florals and velvets.  Minimalistic simplicity met dramatic shapes and unique tailoring at Calvin Klein, while Reem Acra played with metallics, jewel tones and oversized prints like polka-dots and stripes.  L'Wren Scott's sexy yet ladylike collection dropped jaws with thigh-high laced up boots and J.Mendel was furry and fabulous.  For my final Look du Jour, I've chosen this look from Tommy Hilfiger's collection of American classic separates.  The reason?  Four words:  Thigh.  High.  Duck Boots.  Footwear that's fashionable AND practical for New York's snowy season?  Done and done...where can I pre-order?


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