NEW YORK — Halfway through the collections and the uncooperative weather doesn’t seem to be slowing the shows down. Over the weekend, die-hard fashion lovers were treated to shows by a number of rookies, along with those of more experienced designers.

First off, to be filed under designing wives with music celeb husbands, add Marie Claudinette Pierre-Jean — Wyclef’s better half. She premiered her Fushá line with Patti LaBelle and Ben Vereen cheering her on from the front row. Out came what she billed as French-Caribbean couture or, translated, super-sexy clothes mixing hip-hop style with a bit of 18th-century romance. Of note was a fabulous shirred mink dress, but the black and silver-striped ballgown had too much going on. And the black leather and lace catsuit? More Shania Twain show than Mary J. Blige cool.

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