Nicky Hilton's New Nicholai Collection: American Apparel-esque Horsewomen Of The Apocalypse

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Nicky Hilton is one of our favorite not-a-fashion-designer-fashion-designers. Because she doesn't even have any real claim to fame other than being Paris' sister. (Even Lauren Conrad talked her way into a lucrative reality TV deal.) Yet the girl keeps on trying, telling herself she actually has a "career." Her fall collection for Nicholai by Nicky Hilton, which just showed at Los Angeles Fashion Week, is 1) better than a lot of the shit we've seen from LA Fashion Week and yet 2) seems to be a blatant rip-off of the equestrian looks that dominated several seasons ago and the current obsession with those American Apparel faux-leather leggings. The combination of these two? Baffling. Select looks from the Fall/Winter 2008 Nicholai collection for your review, after the jump.

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1. Patent red plus a pussy bow? Some how filthy. Try not to think about it. 2. For when the sales girls at Ralph Lauren have been naughty? 3. Why be a jockey if you can be a stripper?

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1.Unflattering in so many different ways. 2.This sweater gives the poor girl football player shoulders. 3. This look really makes no sense.

1. A dress to make my vertigo worse. 2.Houndstooth and pleather: unfortunate bedfellows. 3.Prim, proper, and so not Hilton.

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[Runway images via AP; Hilton image via Splash.]

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@pendletonh: What you said may be true, however, please take into account as recently as 1994, runway models average size was an 8—probably a 6 today. Yes, clothes look great on thin people, but using size 0 models is extreme and unnecessary—please show me one of those starved drones who rocks an outfit better than Cindy, Naomi, Christy, Linda...

I know that the supermodel's personalities were drawing attention away from the clothes, but it doesn't mean that we need to use models who can only achieve their "perfect" bodies through starving/drugs.