Embrace those curves: Fashion Week's expanding its horizions: Nikki Blonksy, America's Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson and Gabourey Sidibe all took in yesterday's OneStopPlus fashion show (which caters to women who are a UK size 16+). The event marked the first - and presumably not the last - plus-size only show to hit NYFW.
Celeb sightings: Kelly Osbourne in a tulle confection at Marchesa, along with Natasha Bedingfield and Kelly Brook, Alexa Chung and Kanye West at 3.1 Phillip Lim (the two have collaborated on costumes for Kanye's "Runaway" music video) and Gossip Girl Leighton Meester and Courtney Love at Proenza Schouler.
Trimming the hedges: Michael Kors' society girl is getting away from it all for spring/summer. Strolling down a catwalk-cum-boardwalk, models sported chunky knits, white linens, silk jersey dresses and belted trenches in a collection that paid homage to nature, inspired by Kors' home on Water Island and his New York terrace. A skirt that looks like it's made of freshly mown grass is surely the most interesting way to show your green credentials next season.
Meat market: Gaga isn't the only one wearing slabs of meat on her bare skin. Among the other offerings - vest tops made from carrier bags, fetish wear, bin bag outfits and soda cans-cum-bikinis - models wore cold cuts (faux, we hope!) as they stalked down the catwalk.
Haute confections: Starlets take note: Marchesa's Georgina Chapman has gone Orientalist for spring - and the results are stunning. The dramatic gowns captured attention with ornate embellishment and exaggerated draping and are sure to be a hit on the red carpet (or even walking down the aisle).
Luck be a lady: Prim and proper dressing is still around for next season. Just take a cue from Proenza Schouler, whose modified tweed jackets and pencil skirts in bright hues and slinky sheer dresses with ruffle details offered a modern take on ladylike dressing.
Dandie-lions: That's the term Phillip Lim coined for his girls this season, meaning a female version of that fabulous dresser, the dandy. With simple silhouettes and lots of layering, Lim kept his looks crisp, fresh and minimal - exactly the kind of covetable stuff that trendy young things will want to wear come spring.
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