diane von furstenberg fall 2010 fashion week runway

Masculine vs. feminine with a dash of '80s on Diane von Furstenberg's Fall 2010 runway. Photos: Getty Images

DESIGNER: Diane von Furstenberg

INSPIRATION: Metamorphosis; The essence of masculine versus feminine; The Femme Fatale

TOP LOOKS: Grey chiffon rosette bolero; heather gray wool blazer and felted wool pants; metallic tweed blazer, cream organza dress; black leather jacket and trousers with georgette tee; crystal cording black cardigan with tuxedo jacket and black jumpsuit; metallic gold lamé flower appliqué dress

ACCESSORIES: Fur hats, lace-up oxfords

WHO WAS THERE: Sophia Bush, Shenae Grimes, Fran Lebowitz, Rachel Zoe

WHAT WE THOUGHT:
With the menswear trend already taking flight for fall, it's of little surprise that fashion's fearless CFDA leader is right on target. In the opening notes of her program, Diane von Furstenberg, who is always quick with a quip, decreed, "I always wanted to live a man's life in a woman's body." And so naturally, the collection began with Natalia Vodianova (who is making her presence felt on the New York runways as of late) in a heather grey wool felted suit, but with a chiffon rosette bolero thrown around her shoulders for good measure and a feminine twist.

The hits continued with chunky knits worn over chiffon dresses, chic black ensembles including a cropped black leather blazer with pants to match, and plenty of metallic options like striped lurex pants, sequin cardigans and more embellished jackets. As is the case with menswear, full layered looks were in effect but when the lovely Vodianova closed the show, her solitary off-the-shoulder gold lamé dress looked like a present from the designer herself.

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