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The Top 10 Collections of Fall ’08

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Overview

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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Dan Lecca gets ready for Lanvin.

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King of the Pit

A true survivor of the runway trenches, 61-year-old Romanian photographer Dan Lecca has been shooting the catwalks of New York, Milan and Paris since 1988.

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Narciso Rodriguez

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The Top Ten Collections of Fall ’08

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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In Living Color

Bright eye shadow? Check. Metallics? Check. Big hair? Check. On this season?s runways, makeup went wild while hair went up, up and away.

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Ali Stephens for Karl Lagerfeld.

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Power Pack

A look at some of the most in-demand models of fall ’08.

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Vera Wang in her New York showroom.

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Turning a Corner

A burgeoning ready-to-wear line adds dimension to Vera Wang?s ever-expanding empire.

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Roberto Rimondi and Tommaso Aquilano.

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Opposing Forces

The duo behind 6267 learns to strike a balance.

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Kate and Laura Mulleavy in their Los Angeles studio.

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A Quiet Ascent

No longer the new kid on the block, Rodarte’s sister act hits its stride.

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The set from Chanel's fall 2008 runway.

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Man in Motion

For Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion world?s busiest designer, life is a merry-go-round.

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Looks from the fall 2008 collection.

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The Art and Science of Nicolas Ghesquiere

With constant experimentation, Balenciaga’s innovative designer boldly takes center stage.

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Topshop

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In The Flash

High drama, grand productions and downright exhaustion?WWD cameras captured it all in Paris, Milan and London.

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Victoria Beckham at Marc Jacobs.

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In The Flash: NY

With Hollywood on hold, the famous flocked to the east coast to take their places in front of the cameras and in the front rows of New York?s hottest shows.

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Balenciaga

Jewelry

Trends: Strong Suites

The status bag is getting a lot of competition this season.

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Rachel Roy

Hats, Gloves and More

Trends: Avian Frou

Designers plucked aplenty this season, feathering looks from head to toe.

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Diane von Furstenberg

Hats, Gloves and More

Hat Calls

Whether fantastical or practical, one thing is for sure: fall’s best looks were topped off with beaucoup des chapeaux.

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Marchesa

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Back Track

It was all hindsight with alluring back embellishments that make for great exits.

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J. Mendel

Fashion Trends

Trends: Beastie Girls

Things got plenty hairy on the runways in the form of oh-so-cozy yet beastly wild furs.

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Tuleh

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Trends: The Desk Set

Ladylike went retro in fab looks that evoked Sixties secretarial chic.

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John Galliano

Fashion Trends

Trends: Slack Off

Loosen up. That’s the pants message for fall, in a variety of wide and unusual shapes.

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Betsey Johnson

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Trends: La Boheme

Boho is back as designers tapped the hippie lifestyle for plenty of paisleys and gypsy getups.

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Giles

Fashion Trends

Trends: Web Masters

Forget the chunky stuff. The shows featured a lovely lineup of delicate webby knits that veered into the artsy and romantic.

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Adam Adam Lippes

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Separates Ways

Sportswear moved into the spotlight, especially in chic separates of the soft-cut variety.

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Ralph Lauren

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Velvet Crush

The season went sumptuous with luscious velvets in simple cocktail dresses, dramatic capes and gorgeous goddess gowns.

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Peter Som

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Posh Grunge

From the streets of Seattle to the high-fashion catwalks, grunge took a luxe turn without losing its street-cool stance.

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Zero + Maria Cornejo

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Proud Plumage

The collections were awash in brilliant jewel-tone colors?rich magentas, emeralds and blues?enough to make a peacock proud.

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Narciso Rodriguez

Fashion Trends

Trends: Stark Trek

Designers offered an austere tale anchored in streamlined architectural shapes and savvy geometrics.

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Defining Moments: Flights of Fantasy

Anything but down-to-earth, the season’s sets were out of this world. Back on earth, a mythic tree and dreamlike waterfall proved how mysterious home can be.

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Amy Winehouse

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Defining Moments: There’s Something About Amy

With a ?Brigitte Bardot with black hair? look and a lifestyle slammed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime…

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Liza Minnelli belts one out.

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Defining Moments: On with the Show

Liza Minnelli proved she can hold her own at this year?s Heart Truth Red Dress show.

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Regina Spektor sits pretty at Oscar de la Renta.

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Defining Moments: Live Wires

There’s no question these days that the collections have truly become shows?of celebrity, spectacle and music.

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Sonic Youth jams at Marc Jacobs.

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Defining Moments: Youth Quake

Leave it to Marc Jacobs to turn the volume way up.

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Chloe Sevigny at Yves Saint Laurent.

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Defining Moments: Paris Playlists

When night fell on the Paris collections, fashion folk turned their attention from taffeta to turntables.

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The Italian Job: Stefano Gabbana, Fergie, Domencio Dolce and Lindsay Lohan, Milan.

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Defining Moments: Seeing Stars

With the writers’ strike clearing the work schedules of Tinseltown starlets, the collections couldn?t have been better timed.

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Victoria Beckham poses with Marc Jacobs.

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Defining Moments: Clock Watchers

Controversy, it seems, comes naturally to Marc Jacobs.

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Madonna with her daughter, Lourdes, and a guest.

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Defining Moments: Choosing Madonna

Every so often, a fashion week party manages to overshadow the collections themselves.

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Gloves and leggings in Chanel's ultradelicate lace.

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Defining Moments: Fabulous Fabrics

Much of the fall season’s richness was found in mesmerizing fabrics.

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Ossie Clark

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Defining Moments: The Reinvention Game

Revivals are a favorite sport in fashion, and they took on Olympic proportions this season.

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Stefano Pilati at YSL.

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Defining Moments: Rolling Again

Getting a storied French fashion house back on track takes time.

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Stella McCartney

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Defining Moments: Black Is the New Black

Black is always more attractive than red when it comes to numbers.

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Dsquared

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Defining Moments: The Unbalanced

These shoes weren?t made for walking?or so it seems.

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Valentino

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Defining Moments: Chapter Two

Inheriting the baton from a retiring maestro is a daunting task.

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Viktor & Rolf

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Defining Moments: Rebel Yell

Early in their fashion career, Dutch design wizards Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren staged a strike in lieu of presenting a collection.

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Scaled-back structure at Louis Vuitton.

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The Shape of Fashion

Structure was a significant trend this season, but the genre still presents a challenge.

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