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WWD The Magazine: Top 10 Fall ’05 Collections

<STRONG><A href="http://www.wwd.com/issue/photospread/97674">Alexander McQueen</A><BR></STRONG>The designer’s Hitchcock homage was a stellar parade of Tippi Hedrens done up in incredibly chic coats and suits, plus curvy knits, Pocahontas fringe...

Alexander McQueen
The designer’s Hitchcock homage was a stellar parade of Tippi Hedrens done up in incredibly chic coats and suits, plus curvy knits, Pocahontas fringe and red-carpet numbers.

Balenciaga
Nicolas Ghesquière went lean, leaner, leanest in a Sixties-cum-Space Age collection focused on construction, cut, dreamy pastels and polished high glam.

Burberry
Christopher Bailey’s delightful ode to the Brit “It” girl of the pop Sixties—filled with savvy street-smart clothes those hip types love to wear.

Chanel
Pile it on—gutsy tweed, crochet, bows, chains, great shearlings, Ali caps and leggings. Mix-master Karl Lagerfeld did it oh so luxuriously.

Comme des Garçons
Here comes the bride, if a quirky one—Rei Kawakubo’s bridal party of dreamy dresses frosted with ribbons, bows and lace, to be worn even when not saying, “I do.”

Donna Karan
Breathtaking! Karan delivered glorified reality with a touch of the artiste, using elements of men’s wear, feminine draping, intense details and a romantic, moody palette.

Marc Jacobs
His hotly debated collection was controversial, but it was also brilliant—A gutsy fashion statement playing up volume, a brooding mood and, oh yes, fabulous clothes.

Prada
Miuccia Prada gave you embellishment, but now she craves simplicity. Her fall take on minimalism and quiet decoration was tres chic.

Rochas
Goth-loving boy grows up. Olivier Theyskens moved beyond somber Victoriana to deliver sexier lady suits, floaty dresses and evening beauties trailing trains.

Viktor & Rolf
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren transformed the lacy, frilly and quilted trappings of the boudoir into stunning clothes that could make any woman look like a dream.