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London Celebrates New York Style at the V&A

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While we can’t stop buzzing about all things stylish from Britain across the pond, London’s biggest art and design museum has turned the focus on us. The Victoria & Albert’s exhibit ‘New York Fashion Now’ opened on April 17, and the results are great. The fierce young N.Y.C designers — think Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam and Behnaz Sarafpour — are celebrated for their rapid, style-setting success throughout the exhibit. Photographs and trend-defining garments, such as Sarafpour’s fairytale gowns, exquisite tailoring from Thom Browne, Zac Posen couture and avant-garde costumes from Cristian Joy, known for style-setter client Karen O. And why New York now? “World fashion has a lot to do with celebrity and New York is the souk of the world,” Posen told PEOPLE at the exhibit’s opening. More details on ‘New York Fashion Now’ are at the museum website, or if you won’t get to London before the exhibit’s September 2 close, the V&A also released a hardcover book, New York Fashion, to coincide with the collection.

Photo: Courtesy of the V&A