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New York Fashion Week: Posh Frocks And Celebs Aplenty

14/09/2010 13:17 | Updated 22 May 2015

The return of Tom Ford, dresses from VB and Sarah Jessica Parker perched front-row at DVF? Where else but NYFW? Check out the highlights from day four...

From L-R: Thakoon (WireImage), Malandrino (Getty), Tommy Hilfiger (Getty) and Victoria Beckham (AP)

Divine dresses: Victoria Beckham showed her dresses-only collection (and introduced handbags for the first time - a boxy style called the Victoria) and hit another home run as she swapped the skintight looks of the past for a loosened-up style, with plenty of great shapes (from long, draped gowns to fitted jacquard minis with full skirts) and bursts of bright yellows and purples.

Double denim: Denim's so ubiquitous that it's tough to take it in a new direction, but Derek Lam managed to make the most casual of fabrics look super sophisticated. Inspired by 60s Californian minimalism for spring, he showed a series of double-denim looks (so those who invested in the trend need have no regrets), reworked into suits, trim coats and sleeveless tops.

Pretty in prints: With a new creative director helming Diane von Furstenberg (Yvan Mispelaere replaced Nathan Jenden this season) and a collection inspired by Isadora Duncan and dubbed the Goddess, came even bolder prints and fresh silhouettes like tailored trouser suits and draped hooded jumpsuits. Rachel Bilson and Sarah Jessica Parker were spotted front row.

Street style: We love that Catherine Malandrino presented her spring/summer collection outdoors - models perched on columns surrounding a fountain, wearing the designer's arts-and-crafts-inspired, boho looks.

Running late: The Olsen twins won't be showing their spring collection for The Row in New York tomorrow as planned, due to late sample deliveries - instead, we'll have to wait for Paris Fashion Week, where the duo will present their cool-kid wares instead.

A single woman: We've been waiting for this moment for a long time, and finally it's arrived. Tom Ford marked his return to womenswear this weekend with an intimate show and celebrity-free front row. In fact, all of the celebrities were on the catwalk - Beyoncé, Daphne Guinness, Julianne Moore, Lou Doillon and models like Lauren Hutton, Karen Elson, Chanel Iman and Natalia Vodianova, to name a few. Ford narrated the show like a film, introducing the models along with his über-glam clothes, which included sheer blouses, sharp pantsuits and high-octane evening dresses.

Happy anniversary: Tommy Hilfiger fêted 25 years in fashion yesterday with a celebration of all things preppy (think shruken blazers, cable knits and pleated skirts). He also attracted a major celebrity presence with front-rowers including Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, Christina Hendricks, Lenny Kravitz and Ed Westwick, with The Strokes playing the designer's after-party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A fine romance: Thakoon's vision for spring couldn't be more delicate: floaty organza, sheer chiffon dresses with hook and eye closures and tiny floral prints made us want to float away on a cloud. We also spotted a python-print dress or two -- could snakeskin be the jungle print of spring/summer 2011?

Biker babes: Spotted at Y-3 (bondage bras and chains) and Elise Overland (sexy leather dresses perfect for rock chicks, like front-rower Kelly Osbourne) -- for rocker chicks and goth girls who aren't feeling spring's lighter mood.

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