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The Top 10 Collections of Fall 2008

Designers delivered all sorts of fantastic fare this fall – from fairy-tale reveries to a rigorously austere vision – and WWD’s Top 10 did it with powerful results.

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Alexander McQueen

Delphine Achard, Talaya Centeno, George Chinsee, Steve Eichner, Kyle Ericksen, Stephane Feugere, Giovanni Giannoni, Thomas Iannaccone, Davide Maestri, Dominique Maitre, Mauricio Miranda, Robert Mitra

Designers delivered all sorts of fantastic fare this fall – from fairy-tale reveries to a rigorously austere vision – and WWD’s Top 10 did it with powerful results. For the complete story, see WWD Collections. For the full collections, simply click below.

Alexander McQueen
Victorian Goth meets Indian maharajah in Alexander McQueen’s lavish fairy-tale reverie — a fascinating mix of real-world clothes and frothy bejeweled numbers.
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Balenciaga
Nicolas Ghesquière’s power gal got ladyfied with sculpted little black dresses, or futuristic in intriguing molded shapes and printed latex eveningwear.
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Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten proved he’s no wallflower with a standout collection that was a kaleidoscopic whirlwind of color, prints and embroidery.
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Lanvin
Inspired by grosgrain ribbons, Alber Elbaz fashioned a glamorous “striptease,” with drop-dead gorgeous dresses and plenty of Deco-inspired sparkle.
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Marc Jacobs
With Sonic Youth performing live onstage, Marc Jacobs sent out a collection that was superbly calm, controlled and much ado about great American sportswear.
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Narciso Rodriguez
Narciso Rodriguez struck a deft balance between geometric minimalism, an oh-so-sexy attitude and the cool confidence his fans love.
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Prada
Miuccia Prada delivered amazing lace, serving up gutsy versions of that typically frilly fabric to strikingly austere effect in this knockout collection.
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Rodarte
Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy dreamed up a breathtaking fantasy, full of delicate knits, enchanting degradé frocks and even a bewitching Goth ensemble or two.
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Vera Wang
Vera Wang continued to indulge in her prettily disheveled inclinations and the results were wondrous, with exquisite embellishments and a sultry-yet-nonchalant stance.
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Yves Saint Laurent
Stefano Pilati gave us a new femme fatale, one who forgoes frippery for a clean, strong, graphic and supremely confident power-woman look.
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