Haute Style: NYC Fashion Week Report 3

Haute Living is on the scene at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, reporting to you the latest fashion trends as they happen, so be sure to check back for all the latest news!

Monique Lhuillier

Chinese warrior and military suits were the inspiration behind Monique Lhuillier’s latest collection. While the initial dresses clearly followed this direction with deep crimson reds and dragon printed jacquard mini dresses, Lhuillier eventually moved into beautiful frayed tweed suits (reminiscent of Chanel) and then stunning gowns made of the lace, tulle, and chiffon that she has become known for. The majority of her business being bridal and special occasion dresses, Lhuillier did not disappoint the many socialites and editors sitting in the front row, seen mouthing the words, “I want that one, and that one too.”

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs pulled off a refined, beautiful, and lady-like collection that was the talk of the town yesterday. In the words of fashion guru Cathy Horyn, it was “impeccable”, a statement that resonated with buyers and editors alike. Jacobs stayed clear of theatrics this season, to create head-to-toe elegant and wearable pieces, from tailored pantsuits, to 1930s inspired silk dresses and sheaths, fur laden swing coats, all predominantly in a taupe and gray palette. Yet there was nothing bland on display here, it was just gorgeous in its simplicity, a return to stylish sophistication, unexpectedly brought to you by the trendsetter himself, Mr. Jacobs.

Caroline Herrera

Carolina Herrera has long been recognized for her taste and elegance, so her lavish Fall 2010 collection continued to provide her particular brand of beauty from chic daywear to dramatic evening gowns. With Anna Wintour at attention, Herrera unveiled multiple looks of luxury for a woman of discriminating taste, using materials such as cashmere, jacquard, eel, blue silver fox, silk and wool crepe. Stand out pieces included her use of intricate embroidery, beading and appliqué, as well as the appearance of voluminous, regal sleeves. If you are looking for grace and glamour this fall, look no further than Carolina Herrera.

Diane von Furstenberg

DVF remained playful, and as always, on target with the tailored menswear trend this year. Furstenberg stated in the program notes that “(She) always wanted to live a man’s life in a woman’s body,” and so she unveiled an energetic, colorful, and print filled fall collection, never losing site of the femininity that we have some to expect of her. Plenty of pinstripe blazers and felted wool skirts were present, as were cable-knit sweaters and jacquard tiered skirts, and eventually the organza and georgette dresses (yes, even new versions of the infamous DVF wrap) we love her for!

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