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The veteran designer stayed true to her brand with a quirky collection of psychedelic prints and naughty school girl nuances.
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Hollywood’s favorite red-carpet label proffered an elegantly moody collection inspired by the faded grandeur of Miss Havisham of Great Expectations with brilliant bright spots – like this sweeping gown in heavenly graduated pink.
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The designers behind ‘s Black Swan tutu left Degas in the dust with a mostly muted collection for the intergalactic prairie girl in us all – cornfield print gowns and all.
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The term “celebrity designer” need not apply to , whose eclectic fall collection heavily referenced not only her unique style, but also a range of eclectic global influences.
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The ultimate purveyors of downtown girl chic brought it home with a collection of richly hued separates and dresses, officially deeming Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough the princes of print.
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With a collection influenced heavy by ’20s art deco and orientalism, the all-American pioneer reminded us that the Ralph woman is aspirational, chic and above all else, confident in sleek black and white.
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CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION
The gold standard minimalism once again served as a much-welcome respite from the din of fussy fashion with a perfectly constructed collection of dresses, daywear and suiting in a range of neutral metallics.
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OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Minimalism be gone! With a lush and textured collection that hinted at Russian folk embellishments, de la Renta rejoiced in the gleeful return of optimistic luxury – down to the fur trim on his opulent coats.
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Kors punctuated trademark clean lines and sophisticated suiting with this season’s major trends – pops of mouth-watering color and bodacious furs – in a ’70s-inspired collection marking his 30th anniversary in business.
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Skipping the season’s standout colors, Gilles Mendel practiced restraint, offering up a cohesively romantic, yet somber, collection of ready-to-wear with plenty of fur and cocktail dresses.
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Modern and simple, with dashes of emboldened femininity, it’s clear that Rodriguez isn’t designing for the traditional woman, but rather the hard-headed, devil-may-care sort.
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The Israeli-born designer offered up a new uniform for the working girl with a series of quirkily layered, menswear-inspired looks.
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The queen of eveningwear stayed true to her romantic aesthetic with scores of pleated frocks. But to temper the femininity, Wang also showcased hard-edged streetwear complete with this season’s ubiquitous trumped-up fur collar.
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Oops, she did it again! Perhaps the only designer who has never swayed from fashion for the sheer fun of it, Johnson showcased a collection that was equal parts St. Marks punk and Clueless heroine Cher Horowitz.
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At first it may have seemed as if fashion’s prince had erred on the side of self-restraint, but a series of ladylike silhouettes with subversive details hint at Jacobs trademark penchant for kink and cool.
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Art imitated life when and debuted irresistibly cheeky uptown looks clearly designed for the downtown set, including this prim suit in a bold mustard yellow.
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What’s old was new again for the classic American designer who reimagined traditional sportswear by tinkering with silhouettes and hemlines.
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The designer triumphed again with a cohesive collection of flattering frocks in juicy hues and looser silhouettes than usual. Also a hit on the runway, her sophomore collection of handbags!
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Why fix what is clearly not broken? The purveyor of sophisticated elegance delivered with a series of show-stopping, trend-defying gowns and ready-for-luncheons tailored suits.
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Gurung presented fashion’s version of a love letter with pink and red ombré furs and red-carpet-worthy cocktail dresses and gowns.
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The feminine designer introduced a new breed of fashion heroine with her fall 2011 presentation: The Style Supergirl. Influences ranging from downtown NYC to Parisian chic permeate this collection of sumptuous furs, gothic lace and waist-defining draping.
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It may still be winter, but Alexander Wang already has us looking forward to next season’s cold front with his imaginative, yet practical, collection of cozy outerwear.
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From literal animal prints to jewel-toned color blocking, Jill Stuart placed her bets on a rumble in the urban jungle in the upcoming season.
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Though she described her offerings as “English country dressing translated through American sportswear,” Burch’s collection looked more like an exercise in luxe neo-’70s dressing.
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Prints, sheen and overlay did not detract from the overtly feminine silhouettes that cascaded down the runway at Sunday’s show.
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In a collection that was Black Swan meets Dallas, Wu managed to toe the line between wacky and whimsical. Punctuating the textured looks were bright spots of gleaming color, reminding us just why he’s one of go-to designers.
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It’s no surprise that the man who wants to bring “joy to clothing”, showed a fall line that was equal parts precious and practical. Heavily influenced by sportswear, the colorful collection also included breathtaking florals like this dress with matching coat.
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Known for flirty and feminine dresses, the designer delivered again with feminine day-to-night looks in classically girly shapes.
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The pint-sized designer premiered a sophisticated and restrained collection for fall. Though he indulged his romantic side, showing off diaphanous skirts and some seriously show-stopping gowns, the majority of the collection was comprised of refined separates in a dark and moody color palette.
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BCBG MAX AZRIA
The wearable collection maintained its proclivity for primary colors this season. Designer Max Azria showed off the brand’s trademark jersey dresses, layered over a ubiquitous, sheer white turtleneck.
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The fall collection of sporty outerwear and tailored separates was ultimately wearable and infinitely chic. Karan also showcased one of this season’s hottest trends: Color-blocking in neutral and neon hues.
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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Fashion’s first lady did not disappoint as the reigning expert of magpie chic, introducing a contender for color of the season: Emerald green.
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