This Fall, We'll All Be Perfectly Princessy Ophelias Channeling David Bowie

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Fashion week stomps on! Yesterday's collections included Derek Lam, Tommy Hilfiger, Reem Acra, Calvin Klein, Bill Blass and Zac Posen. The day saw lots of tragically romantic dresses (Ophelias on opium) and lots of skinny, menswear-inspired suits for women (David Bowie). Derek Lam's collection was dominated by dark colors, but instead of somber, the mood was deeply rich and romantic. Plush coats, matchy-matchy suits and party dresses for incurable flirts. Tommy Hilfiger's extremely simplistic, basic designs were almost too safe; Reem Acra whipped up whimsical red-carpet fantasies. As for Bill Blass, designed by Peter Som, there were polished, rich bitch outfits for uptown heiresses. Calvin Klein is designing for a future happening right now, and if you love minimalism, he delivers. For the maximalists (like myself): Zac Posen killed it with Disney-princess gowns and '80s goth-Lolita crinolines (the 8th grader inside me weeps for the pink dress!) Sure, his ridiculous shoes made model Karen Elson fall, (above left) but Diddy was there! To help her up! Jennifer and I designate the good, the bad and the ugly in annotated galleries located after the jump.

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Derek Lam:

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Tommy Hilfiger:

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Reem Acra:

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Zac Posen:

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Calvin Klein:

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Bill Blass:

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@blondegrlz: my favorite pageant dress was a big poofy princess dress with a full crinoline skirt- we called it the cupcake dress because when i squatted down it poofed up all around me and i felt like one of those cupcake dolls that would change from cupcake to fabulously dressed girl. mmm... princess dresses.