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Wear Sexy Like a Glove

Fall's key looks may be ladylike, but the accessories are anything but. Designers are adding edge to the sweetest of frocks with leather and vinyl elbow-length gloves. The bondage look popped up at Jill Stuart in shiny black and United Bamboo in a metallic pewter worn with a cropped jacket. Carolina Herrera paired her gloves with a black dress. And the grandmaster of trends, Marc Jacobs, sent gloves out in red and gray, as well as solid black, yellow, green, and gray. Whips sold separately.

Tall Tales

Designers are marching into fall with head and hair held high. Ponytails have been everywhere this season, but the real eye-catchers are the unapologetically bold ones. Grey Ant moved slightly crimped, frizzy ponytails to the side, provoking eighties flashbacks. At Sass & Bide, hair was put beneath berets and wrapped sky-high up in black ribbons. And Lydia Hearst’s infamously dyed red hair was softly curled and pinned atop her head at ThreeAsFour. Though these styles will keep the hair out of your face, they’re only meant for girls who want all the attention.

A Very Special Fug Girls

After eight days, 26 shows, and a handful of parties, we are reduced to a sputtering heap (not unlike that Zac Posen dress) on the floor of Newark Airport. Time to recall our favorite moments.

What Barneys Is Buying II

Throughout the week, buyers from Barneys, Intermix, and Kirna Zabête told us which runway looks they planned to stock for spring. Julie Gilhart, senior vice-president and fashion director of Barneys New York, files her final picks.

Ten Things We Loved at Fashion Week

Throughout the week, New York's Harriet Mays Powell and Amy Larocca selected ten things they liked each day. Now, they share their ten Fashion Week favorites.

Uptown Girls

For designers who never step too far from the eighties, this season's looks were less Madonna and more Azzedine Alaïa: rich gals lounging by the pool.

Thighs and Shine

It’s time for a little reflection on your clothing choices. Specifically, your pants.

Blooming Forth

No spring season is complete without flowers. But designers are going beyond the usual floral print and instead using appliqués or, more ingeniously, molding the outfit into a flower shape.

Bottoms Up!

Who wears short shorts? Models for Perry Ellis, Narciso Rodriguez, and Lacoste.

Connect the Dots

Do not adjust your screen. Those spots you're seeing are intentional. Designers are channeling Cruella De Vil (sans fur) and adding dots to tops.

Heavily Hairsprayed Dos No Longer Don'ts

Long luscious locks are getting reigned in, pinned up, and teased — possibly beyond repair — this spring. Designers and stylists wielded cans of hairspray with abandon at Monday's shows.

The Pack Is Back

Like taking pictures in Times Square, wearing a fanny pack has long been considered tourist territory. But if this week's shows are any indication, these bum bags (that's what they're called in other countries) are once again hip for, well, the hip.

Volume: The Golden Ticket

Designers clearly had Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on demand this season: Oompa-Loompa-inspired dresses — loads of volume at the hip and nipped in at the legs — are prevalent on the runway.

Waistlines: Going Up

Your panties may be pretty, but next season they're going undercover. Designers are hiking waistlines practically up to the neck. Rachel Roy offered belted ivory silk skirts while Verrier's ruffled number stopped just short of the ribs. United Bamboo's sailor-buttoned black skirt aims high but has a loose fit, so you can breathe even though you're covered up.