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A series of three beaded goddess gowns showed that Sarafpour can do fancy.

Still, daywear is her strong suit, especially black-and-white pieces that would be basic if they weren’t so finely crafted.

She offered a gray wool-jersey dress with a dropped waist and a lace insert, and black wool flounce skirt that looked like a ribbon was pulled through the hem like icing on a cake. The skirt was worn with an oversized hand-knit turtleneck.

BIBHU MOHAPATRA

Mohapatra captured a smoldering, sophisticated look, offering razor-sharp silhouettes with rich textures and architectural lines.

He cut out a shoulder here, an exaggerated slit there. He played the sheerness of chiffon off the dense luxury of fur and embroidery.

“These are my sinister, glamorous clothes,” Mohapatra said.

YIGAL AZROUEL

The menswear-inspired collection was all woman.

A man just wouldn’t look right in that Lurex-stripe tux top of a mink sweatshirt with leather trim _ even worn as a model did on the catwalk with a slim, wool “boy pant.”

The collection “celebrates the strength and power of artistic femininity and the discovery of seductive sensuality,” Azrouel explained in his notes.

RICHARD CHAI

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