New York Fashion Week: Day Six

23/09/2010 10:12 | Updated 22 May 2015

More 70s style, redheads on the runway and a tennis ace sits front-row. Our highlights from day six of NYFW...

L-R: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Rodarte and Vera Wang (all Getty)

Grey Gardens: We told you that fashion folk are obsessed with certain movies and that Grey Gardens is top of the list. For spring, it was Mulberry's Emma Hill who took inspiration from the film (as well as children's book The Secret Garden) for her ladylike frocks, silk blouses and trenches. We're happy to say the Mulberry mascot - a French bulldog - did a catwalk stroll again this season and we're also loving the Christina Hendricks hair moment that models were having.

Double, double, foil and trouble: Hervé Léger's famed bandage dresses got a makeover for spring, in sexy silver foil fabrics (as well as rubberised lace and perforated leather varieties). Designers Max and Lubov Azria also took the collection in a new direction with Marie Antoinette-inspired touches like ruffles on the hips and visible garters.

Intimate affair: Narciso Rodriguez's take on feminine tailoring revealed a softer side as he peppered his collection with lingerie detailing - sheer panels, chiffon overlays and hints of bra straps. It was the classiest allusion to underwear as outerwear that we've ever seen.

Gold rush: Kate and Laura Mulleavy looked to their native California, specifically the foliage and palette of the redwood forests, for their spring/summer 2011 show. Wood carvings and porcelain patterns provided the basis for prints on button-down shirts, layered skirts and 70s-style trousers, while finale dresses featured layered looks in variations of gold.

Celeb spotting: Hilary Swank at the Pamela Rolland presentation, Serena Williams and Elijah Wood at Rodarte and SJP, Claire Danes and Courtney Love all front-row at Narciso Rodriguez. Meanwhile, denim divas Kelly Osbourne (in skintight leather), Liv Tyler (adorable in her braces-and-jeans combo), Kelly Rowland and Natasha Bedingfield were all front row at the G-Star Raw show.

Serial stripes: Marc Jacobs continued the 70s vibe for his Marc by Marc collection, where stripes - in all colours and sizes - adorned sundresses, high-waisted skirts and tops. Sporty shapes - jumpsuits, tank dresses - gave the collection an overall relaxed feel and had us dreaming of lazy summer days on the boardwalk.

Happy 20th!: Vera Wang celebrated 20 years in the fashion biz this season with a modern take on Asian references. Her muse? Lucy Liu's character in Kill Bill, so the overall feel was more tough than demure. The hair had a retro feel, with messy French twists and super-teased geisha-style buns.


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