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  1. reading lists
    Every Single One of Robin Givhan’s Fashion Week ReviewsRead (or reread) them this weekend.
  2. reviews
    Marc Jacobs Rummages Through Grandma’s Attic for Magical Castaway CoutureJacobs does it again.
  3. reviews
    Givhan: Child Stars With Old Souls, the Olsens Age Gracefully at The RowThe fashion equivalent to becoming wiser, more confident, and more capable.
  4. reviews
    Robin Givhan: Thom Browne Traps Women in Clothes Magic and madness at New York’s most dramatic show. 
  5. review
    Givhan on DVF, Victoria Beckham, Thakoon & MoreFemale designers can’t escape the expectation that they’re here to make our lives easier when it comes to getting dressed.
  6. Givhan on Wang, Gurung, Altuzarra and rag & boneWrestling the challenges of futurism and the street to a draw.
  7. review
    Robin Givhan: Strong Women Ruled the Day at WuThis time the muse was in revolt.
  8. review
    Robin Givhan: Appreciating Fashion Week’s EccentricsFrom the men and women who preen outside the shows to the designers (and clothes) at Creatures of the Wind.
  9. print is dead
    An (Overly?) Serious Read of Miss Vogue, for British Teens“Because of my dad’s work — he trades oil — I have a bodyguard, which sucks.”
  10. Critics Deem Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga Debut … Good!It was respectable, but not mind-blowing.
  11. first person
    We (Two Women) Tested This Penis-Measuring App So You Don’t Have ToWhere do our fingers rank among the world’s penises?
  12. other critics
    Critics Embrace Kors’s Glam Sportswear, Tire of Vera Wang’s Parkas“Listen, anything could have been going on under those hooded parkas of Ms. Wang’s. She could have been cooking an entire meal for her family.”
  13. show & tell
    East Meets Ralph LaurenCheck out the designer’s fall 2011 collection.
  14. fashion week fall 2011
    Lynn Yaeger: Derek Lam’s Winning Dresses Give the Power to the PeoplePlus Narciso Rodriguez, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Rodarte’s welcome jolt of creativity.
  15. new york fugging city
    The Fug Girls: Chinese Dragons, Boob Tape, and a Hairy Beret at the BlondsGlittering wigs in gold, red, green, and blue; fringe and satin in every color; and a model wore a bejeweled rendition of what a Chinese dragon would look like if it were a Rockettes costume.
  16. show and tell
    Backstage Video: Nanette Lepore Explains Her NSFW InspirationsThe designer took some inspiration from a decidedly immodest source: vintage porn films.
  17. other critics
    Critics Adore Jacobs and Rucci, Are Lukewarm on Karan’s Hitchcock Blondes“The thing is, the icy blonde Hitchcock heroine is well-worn territory.”
  18. new york fashion week fall 2011
    New Shows: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Sophie Theallet, and MorePlus Herve Leger, Jen Kao, Halston, Dennis Basso, and more.
  19. other critics
    Critics Laud Hilfiger’s Fresh Take on Prep, Grapple With DVF’s ‘Gaucho Glamour’“It was what you would call a ‘want it, need it, bought it’ collection, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”
  20. new york fashion week fall 2011
    Yaeger: Marc Jacobs Turns It Upside DownPlus: Theyskens’ Theory and Thom Browne’s nutty extravagance.
  21. show and talk
    Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Collection Has Sex on the Brain“The clothes were body-conscious and ladylike, but retained the twisted glamour we’ve come to expect from Jacobs.”
  22. new york fugging city
    Fug Girls: Pat Field Cheers at Betsey Johnson ‘Pep Rally’One reporter asked if the fashion icon was on ‘Sex and the City.’ Close!
  23. other critics
    Critics Covet Wang’s Mink Shades, Pass on Tam’s ‘Weighed Down’ Frocks“All the lush, cocoon-y outerwear was clever, not clownish or immature.”
  24. new york fashion week fall 2011
    Yaeger: Thakoon’s Unpretentious Charm, Preen’s Inimitable CraftPlus DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, and shows that are fire hazards.
  25. new york fashion week fall 2011
    New Shows: Thakoon, Tommy Hilfiger, Bensoni, and MorePlus Preen, Cynthia Steffe, Imitation, Cushnie et Ochs, and more.
  26. five things
    Five Things We Liked on SundayIncluding fur at Derek Lam and Victoria Beckham’s personal attention.
  27. new york fashion week fall 2011
    New Shows: Derek Lam, Victoria Beckham, Lela Rose, and MoreCheck out our newly uploaded slideshows.
  28. other critics
    Critics Praise Prabal Gurung’s Risky Gowns, Lust After Wes Gordon’s Coats“If his high-waisted pants look as good on a size 8 as they do on those models, then Gordon is really in business.”
  29. new york fashion week fall 2011
    Yaeger: Altuzarra’s Easy Confidence Takes the LeadPlus: Lynn’s take on Alexander Wang, Mandy Coon and Vena Cava.
  30. five things
    Five Things We Liked on FridayLadylike shoes at Peter Som, lace veils at Jason Wu, and more.
  31. new york fashion week fall 2011
    New Shows: Cynthia Rowley, Nicole Miller, rag & bone, and MoreBrowse hundreds of runway, backstage, front row, and details photos in our fashion galleries.
  32. reviews
    Larocca: McQueen’s Collection Combines Modernity and HistoryIt serves as a poignant reminder of what we’ve lost.
  33. reviews
    Cubicle-Testing Beyoncé’s HeatIt doesn’t exactly smell the $59 it costs.
  34. reviews
    Larocca: Tennant-Hume-McNenamy Troika Perfect for CalvinFrancisco Costa’s choice of three more-mature models was just right for his serious collection.
  35. reviews
    Larocca: Proenza Schouler Stays Young at HeartThe designers themselves are so young and so adorable, it only makes sense that their clothes would be right for their female equivalents.
  36. other critics
    Critics Praise Thakoon’s Furs, Are Divided Over PosenMore reviews are in, and the critics are both biting and generous.
  37. other critics
    Critics Applaud Altuzarra, Are Mixed Over Prabal GurungThe reviews are in and the critics are, for the most part, happy.
  38. reviews
    Larocca: Alexander Wang’s Growing PainsThe young success story explored stiffer, more traditional fabrics in this mixed collection.
  39. reviews
    Larocca: Marc Jacobs Summons the Eighties to Predict the FutureOnce again, the designer successfully reinvented a moment in time.
  40. reviews
    What the Critics Said and What They Really Meant About Dior CoutureJohn Galliano presented his Christian Dior couture collection yesterday. We rounded up what the critics said about it and explained what they meant.
  41. reviews
    Basso & Brooke, Gareth Pugh Keep London’s Freak Flag FlyingLacking the big names of New York, Milan, and Paris, London Fashion Week is always about creativity. Once designers make a name there, they can move on to New York, as Preen and Jonathan Saunders have recently done. But aside from spotting future stars, the fun of the week really lies in the fact that “creativity” is often just another word for “freak show.”
  42. reviews
    Critics Laud Calvin and Vera, Puzzle Over Posen and SuiAt Calvin Klein, critics marveled at Francisco Costa’s geometric minimalism and also admired Vera Wang’s newfound sensuality. Anna Sui proved quirky but entertaining to most critics, while Zac Posen’s clothes raised brows and questions. See what well-chosen adjectives made it to press in our review roundup.
  43. reviews
    Subdued, Modest Chic at Calvin KleinFrancisco Costa, the designer at Calvin Klein, takes his mandate as New York’s minimalist-in-chief quite seriously. His commitment to the line is admirable: Each of the looks in today’s collection could’ve been cut with laser. The palette was navy, black, and gray; any bits of flash were subdued, in some cases beneath a layer of sheer cashmere.
  44. reviews
    Critics Hail Marchesa and Marc by Marc JacobsPerhaps giddy from the unseasonable weather, critics were warm to Michael Kors and Rodarte and practically red-hot with lust for Marchesa and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Consider these adjectives (used in reviews) in order of increasing positivity: “almost camp,” “high-polish,” and “exuberant.” Find out which designer drove critics to the thesaurus in our review roundup.
  45. reviews
    Vera Wang Gets HeavyVera Wang’s ready-to-wear collection is, unlike her bridal and red-carpet pieces, intensely personal. Wang has spent her entire adult life obsessed with fashion, and these are the clothes she wants to make because she dreamed them.
  46. reviews
    Derek Lam Articulates Feminine LuxuryFashion can be mercilessly fickle: Designers are quite often dismissed just as soon as they’re discovered. So thank God for Derek Lam, who has slowly, methodically, and quietly worked his way toward a collection that is now a mainstay of what we consider American fashion.
  47. reviews
    Michael Kors Designs for the Gossip GirlsMuch of the blondest hair in New York can be found in the front row at a Michael Kors fashion show. Kors, who is a master of the campy one-liner, is something of a court designer to those women who are so fortunate as to maintain a nutty brown complexion twelve months a year without ever visiting a tanning salon. He knows exactly how to show off those Palm Beach tans and blonde, blonde hair, making them shine and making them look their best.
  48. reviews
    Critics Praise Proenza, Oscar But Wonder About Carolina Herrera, HalstonProenza Schouler’s fall collection delighted critics, even as they considered the clothes too unattainable for all but the designers’ “socialite pals.” Carolina Herrera’s equestrian theme led to accusations of “costumery,” Cathy Horyn is a powerful advocate for the resurrected Halston line, and Oscar de la Renta may be contemplating inaugural gowns. Our review roundup has the rest.
  49. reviews
    Rodarte: Light and Dreamy and UnattainableIn our mass-marketed and manufactured era, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the designers of Rodarte, know the value of a little handworked originality. Their crafty collections bring a bit of the personal into an industry increasingly defined by the mass production of pricey key fobs, four-figure handbags, and heavy bottles of perfume.
  50. reviews
    Critics Herald DVF, Send a Chill to DKNYBig Names are showing daily, and the critics are quick to praise or pick apart. Diane Von Furstenberg’s femme-fatale look was lauded, but Max Azria’s resurrection of the Hervé Léger label was mixed. Jonathan Saunders charmed most reviewers, but not Cathy Horyn. And Donna Karan’s time-traveling collection was confusing to all but WWD.
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