Vera Wang's spring collection was unusually dark. Models dressed mostly in black and gray walked a gray carpeted runway, and even the occasional colors โ€” puce, blush pink, chartreuse, formica yellow, crimson โ€” seemed somber. Still, the show was beautiful.

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There was a repeated emphasis on this loosely kimono-inspired wrap top shape.

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And many looks incorporated layers of sheer fabrics, which gave some interesting variety to the textures on display.

The dresses done in hand-ruched silk tulle, with their asymmetry and their long, trailing tendrils of tulle, were gorgeous in a kind of undone Tim Burton way.

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Sometimes, though, the layering of contrasting textures didn't quite come off.

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The Japanese influence continued with the incorporation of this floral printed silk fabric.

And the sequined flowers on this bolero are apparently chrysanthemums.

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There were also some garments made of softly shredded and gathered jersey. Prabal Gurung worked along some similar lines for his spring collection, too.

It's hard to see in front-on pictures, but most of the skirts had these 3-D projections of folded fabric that swooped out from the waist. They looked a little like pouches.

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A lot of the collection had thickly rolled, gathered edges. The added weight made the tube-like hems swing as the models walked.

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Maybe it was just me, but I saw this plastic fringed tunic and thought, 'Prada FW 07.'

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This pink dress closed the show. Vera Wang seems to be pushing us all towards a dark, refined glamor for spring. Who wants to follow her?