Hope you feel like some beef! Hermès took us to the cattleyards, and we don't just mean the leathah: from the hats to the chaps to the tough-gal attitude, we got the point: you used to make bridles.
Marc Jacobs described this LV collection as "camp," and the man did not exaggerate: it was like the costume designer for an Anna Mae Wong film jumped in a time machine, hung out with Warhol, and fell into a K-hole.
Kaiser Karl walked the runway to "Bittersweet Symphony," which is a pretty fitting analogy for the show, which was so Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions.
If you're going to another planet where you plant to do a lot of entertaining and go to the occasional punk show, and have a big clothing budget, may we suggest Rick Owens' Spring/Summer RTW collection?
Zac Posen's show was apparently inspired by Marchesa Casati and Comtesse Jacqueline de Ribes. The first part we see, since it's basically just code for surrealism-tinged exhibitionism? But we wonder how La Comtesse feels about see-through jumpsuits in her name.
The Dries Van Noten show was like Working Girl goes to Tokyo. And if that sounds intriguing, it was.
It was all dreamy, Virgin Suicides-esque romance at Alberta Ferretti's spring show. But not only manic pixie dream girls need apply: the hats and flats were actually real-world practical.
Frida Giannini, Gucci's creative director, described the Spring collection as being for "modern amazons; an intellectual tribe of exotic women, seen through an urban lens." What this translates to, apparently, is "tribal" detailing, equestrian styles, and lots of color.
Yes, a model fell at the star-studded Burberry Prorsum show. But even that could not eclipse a collection that married classic anglomania with Mad Max chic and a refined rebel-without-a-cause vibe.
For his Spring collection, "Something With a Fringe on Top," Henry Holland was inspired by Xanadu, Palm Springs, the restaurant Indochine, Agyness Deyn, and, um, fringe. In fact, Oklahoma! may have been the only thing that didn't influence him.
Matthew Williamson's latest It-girl offering skewed a little less foam party and more boho happening. (Okay, an exclusive one.)
Monique Lhuillier designs for the red carpet, so it's no wonder that the the front row was propped up with boldfaces scouting for awards season. Or that, by the end, the crowd's wonder was audible.
DVF says she was inspired by Greece and by the dancer Isadora Duncan in formulating her spring 2011 collection. We'd add "a life of leisure," Pucci and her own back catalogue to that mix!
Erin Fetherstone, the platinum-bobbed designer currently creative director at Juicy Couture, did something different indeed with her Spring '11 show. By turns romantic and sharp, Fetherston called it "a feminine, chic, modern wardrobe offering." And then some.
It was rainy at Lincoln Center, but inside the Rebecca Taylor show, it was all sunny 70s romance. Will we be at this haute-bohemian picnic, where someone's rock star boyfriend surely whips out a guitar? No - but we wish!
The ever-surprising Jill Stuart rolled out a Spring line straight out of a Bergman film. And while we mean that as a compliment (think Smiles of a Summer Night!) we're not sure the Kardashians and Cavalleris present agreed...
Corsets. Daisy-Dukes. And lots of leathah. Dolce and Gabbana put the "Eurotrash" in "cowgirl," and the result was...beyond words.
"Severe beach": only Prada could have made it work. It's like summer vacation, Blade Runner-style!