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Remember clapping? As in when a fashion designer puts on his runway finale and then takes a bow before an adoring crowd.
A flurry of assistants rushed to protect racks of clothes at New York Fashion Week from Saturday's sudden downpours _ perhaps as potent a reminder as any during these spring previews that seasons can be temperamental.
Once the clothing collections are nearly complete and the models who'll wear them have been chosen, it's time for designers to plan and test one other important part of the looks they present at New York Fashion Week: hair and makeup.
Fashion's top brass seems to like the military look for next fall. Three days into the seasonal previews at New York Fashion Week Saturday, styles for the urban battlefield have emerged as a trend.
Fashion's top brass seems to like the military look for next fall. Three days into the seasonal previews at New York Fashion Week Saturday, sharp-shouldered styles for the urban brigade have emerged as a trend.
Bursts of sunny, sultry citrus and sexy violet met up with muted sea tones on runways filled with flowers, both literal and reinvented, at New York Fashion Week's spring previews as Day 3 kicked in Saturday.
Looking for Mother Nature? She's got her glam on in an enchanted forest.
If fashion is any guide, better days may be ahead.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Before Claire Stern goes back to school as a high school senior this fall, she needs a new tote. Not just any bag will do, though. "I want a tote bag by Jaye Hersh that the celebrities are wearing; they're called market bags," says Claire, 17, who lives in Bronxville, N.Y. "It's more stylish than a backpack."
"I was thinking about the beautiful dinners and the charades she and her friends play, and the great performances they see at the end of the night," Stuart said backstage.
She is aiming for "timeless, elegant dresses that are always capturing the season," Stuart said backstage, but that could really be worn anytime. "I want to wear the black lace dress that's opening the show right now, tonight."