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Designers this week largely brought out muted colors, simple silhouettes and tailored looks, reflecting a national mood marked by tentativeness over the war in Iraq, soaring petrol prices and rising mortgage rates.
"There were not the elements of overt sexuality. Everyone felt it was time to get away from that," Henri Bendel fashion director Scott Tepper said. While the turn in fashion tastes cannot be entirely pegged to the social climate, "when you see a khaki or an olive green as your accent color, clearly the mood is not utterly optimistic," he said.
While the usual glitz, glamour and celebrity sightings were still prevalent, a few in the fashion crowd acknowledged the devastation in the Gulf Coast
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The organization that runs Fashion Week, 7th on Sixth, sold T shirts, with proceeds to be donated to victims. Supermodel Naomi Campbell was set to stage a star studded "Fashion For Relief" benefit show
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Neutral colors were back in vogue, contrasting with the bold, bright hues of last spring. Calvin Klein, Zac Posen and Proenza Schouler all stuck largely to white, beige and gray. Fashion staple black showed up in force in collections by Narciso Rodriguez, Michael Kors and Vera Wang.
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"I’m not doing it for the fashion world," she told Reuters before the show. "I’m doing it for me."
Still, she admits to being a neophyte in the world of haute couture. "I know that I’m a baby at it, and I’m just starting, and I
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The show was not short on drama, with models emerging from tricked out cars next to the runway that bounced at various times during the show. The clothes, which ran the gamut from gangster style motorcycle jackets to sexy, ruffled halter dresses, seemed to hit the right note
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"It was everything that we were hoping for," Tepper said. "Everything draped beautifully, and it’s a collection that spanned a lot of different age groups."
Stefani, dressed in baggy pants and a simple white tank, described her latest endeavor as a mix of Mexican gangster, Rasta, English countryside and old fashioned Hollywood.Articles Connexes：