This Fall, We'll All Dress Like Hooker Poet Socialites

It looks like the dress' dominance on the runway isn't waning anytime soon, or at least not based on yesterday's showings by Oscar de la Renta, Betsey Johnson, Halston, and Proenza Schouler. While the boys behind Proenza offered expertly-draped and cut trousers as their stand-out items in a decadent fall collection (poet), it's still the silhouette shrugged-off by Hillary Clinton that proves to be most popular. Oscar de la Renta showed his usual luxe looks, a rich man's Dr. Zhivago fantasy (socialite) while Betsey Johnson seemed to be traipsing through the archives to create an 80's punk-meets-50's-Beatnik-meets hooker aesthetic. The newly-revived house of Halston made an exceptionally strong showing, expertly referring to the line's original looks and shapes, while avoiding looking dated. (And hell — even original Halston muse Liza Minnelli showed up for the show!) Dodai and I evaluate the collections in 10-image galleries that begin after the jump.

(Click on any image to begin a gallery viewing) Proenza Schouler:

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Halston:

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Betsey Johnson:

This Fall, We'll All Dress Like Hooker Poet Socialites

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Oscar de la Renta:

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This Fall, We'll All Dress Like Hooker Poet Socialites

This Fall, We'll All Dress Like Hooker Poet Socialites