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DESIGNER:
Narciso Rodriguez

INSPIRATION:
Futuristic tendencies

TOP LOOKS:
Black shearling cropped jacket and silk wool mikado pencil skirt on Freja; asymmetrical dress in black and terracotta silk with gray wood sequins; degrade angora coat; long-sleeve emerald and black silk mini-dress; bronze studded silk dress; asymmetrical black silk band dress on Iris

ACCESSORIES:
Black wide band ankle wrap sandals and mid-calf high heel motorcycle boots by Edmundo Castillo; round box hats in leather and wool by Albertus Swanepoel

WHO WAS THERE:
"Gossip Girl"'s Kelly Rutherford, guitar legend Jeff Beck, art world power couple Cindy Sherman and David Byrne, Tory Burch and Lyor Cohen, socials from uptown and down including Leigh Lezark, Lauren Santo Domingo, Dr. Lisa Airan, and Helen Lee Schifter

WHAT WE THOUGHT:
Narciso Rodriguez is a master of his craft: he can drape and fit like nobody's business. Many of Rodriguez's standard themes, like body -conscious tailoring, seaming, cut-outs, and clean minimal lines happen to be major trends right now, putting Rodriguez ahead of the game. For Fall he focused on asymmetry and mixed media, showing powdery silks, textural shearling, angora, sheeny neoprene, and flannel. There was a touch of Woody Allen's "Sleeper" in the clinical white bubble shapes, and a hint of David Lynch's "Dune" in his use of thick wood sequins and distressed bronze studs. New for Fall was a softness to the peekaboo looks, with draped silk softly revealing the sides of models' bodies, not normally a focal point in fashion--until now. You're sure to find them being test driven on the red carpet by Rodriguez's ardent Hollywood fans.