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No loud music, swarms of paparazzi or jostling for seats. He let the dresses own the drama.

Coco Rocha wore the first and last looks: a snug ivory silk-faille, double-lapel daytime dress with a trumpet hem, and a molded gown made of lustrous, gray satin with a huge mermaid hemline.

Little easy elegance here. Rocha, like many of the models, struggled to get down the long catwalk because the many dresses were cut like second skins with narrow pencil skirts _ even underneath those huge flares of fabric at the bottom.

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AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck and Associated Press Writer Summer Moore in New York contributed to this report.

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