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01:39 27 Apr 13
Prowling the NY catwalks
New York Fashion Week has been stuffed full of big celebrity names and blockbuster design talent this time around, showing other cities around the world that American taste isn't all in their mouths.
Here's a look at just a few of those top designers, models and celebrities making waves this week in New York.
Vivienne Tam embraced geometrical shapes in a very big wa for both her spring-summer 2013 collection.
'It's very geometrical,' Tam told AFP before her Lincoln Center show. 'It's about the five elements, the very basic forms of the universe... water, metal, earth, fire, er, what else? Wood!'
A self-avowedly optimistic Michael Kors embraced bold colours in a big way with a New York fashion week show filled with blues, greens, reds - and the whitest of whites.
'Optimistic,' Kors told AFP backstage, summing up the mood of his collection. He was more forthcoming on his Twitter account: 'Graphic stripes, bold shades and geometric glamour... Bold shades of sun, palm and sky.(sic)'
California sister act Rodarte sent out an army of medieval cyber punks in corseted silhouettes.
Marc Jacobs kicked romanticism to the curb with a bold New York fashion week show dominated by hypnotizing stripes and delivered at crackerjack speed.
'Very brutal, very sexy, very straightforward, no romance, no emotion, just real power and force and simplicity,' is how Jacobs described his collection, a radical contrast from the ethereal vibe of many other New York shows.
Carmen Dell'Orefice, 81, the Irving Penn and Salvador Dali muse who, more recently, lost her life savings in the Bernie Madoff investment fraud scandal, sparkled in a caramel gown at the climax of the Norisol Ferrari show.
Tracy Reese capitalized on her high-profile sartorial relationship with First Lady Michelle Obama with a sparkling New York fashion week show that paid homage to every woman's inner nerd.
Rubbishing the old adage about girls who wear glasses, Reese accessorized her ethereal and colourful spring-summer 2013 with the kind of old-school, oversized spectacles typically sported by bad-boy photographer Terry Richardson.
With her smiling and supportive soccer star husband David Beckham in the front row, Beckham eschewed the edginess of many of this season's looks by sticking to the feminine lines that she does best.
'We focused on texture this year more than on colour,' she told AFP.
'The collection is versatile, modern, and there is an ease about it,' added Beckham, as her husband proudly cradled their year-old daughter Harper in his arms nearby. 'There isn't a thing out there that I wouldn't wear myself.'
An overwhelmed Victoria Beckham steps off stage after showing her spring-summer 2013 collection. She later tweeted: 'Relieved!!! Can't believe it's over. Thank you #vbteam!!! #vbss13 #nyfw X vb(sic)'