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New York Fashion Week: J. Crew

September 14, 2011 | 12:07 pm

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Acid bright colors, sequins and boho paisleys. That was the message at J. Crew's first formal fashion week presentation. But the big news was that Beyonce came as the plus-one of sister Solange, who is apparently a fan of the label.

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Solange wore a shocking pink, exploding bow blouse by Prabal Gurung for J. Crew, and Beyonce and the baby bump wore sequins.

J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons said that the brand wasn't trying to make a statement by showing during fashion week, but rather trying to create easy access for the foreign press in town. J. Crew is in international expansion mode, having launched its first store in Canada a few weeks ago. E-commerce at JCrew.com is launching in Europe this week.

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--Booth Moore in New York

Top photos: Looks from the J.Crew spring 2012 collection shown during New York Fashion Week. Credit: J.Crew.

Bottom photo: Singers Beyonce Knowles and Solange Knowles attend the J.Crew Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2011 in New York City. Credit: Mike Coppola /Getty Images.

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