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Beatniks, Diane Keaton and Steve Jobs and other folks with an affinity for turtlenecks might have started a runway sensation.

The winter staple, typically hidden under bulky layers, was a common thread among many designers this Fashion Week.

Breathing new life into the '90s staple was a gallant effort, and designers like Edun (far left) made sure the buttoned-up-without-buttons classic showed some skin. While Altuzarra's cable-knit number (center) reminds us of L.L.Bean, we're pretty sure the woodsy catalog doesn't feature a skirt with an up-to-there slit.

But the BCBG Max Azria show (far right) had editors scratching their heads. Every single look featured lean dropped-waist dresses worn over filmy white turtleneck bodysuits with contrasting black cuffs. Azria really wants this to catch on.

The verdict? This piece isn't only for covering up hickies curling-iron burns. To get the look, make sure to pair your turtleneck with flowing skirts and dresses with lots of movement.

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