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New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Barbara Tfank

February 14, 2012 |  2:33 pm

Barbara Tfank
The magic hour, that cinematic term for the time of day when the late afternoon light transitions from the blush of sunset to the translucence of a starry sky. That was the fall inspiration for designer Barbara Tfank, who lives in Los Angeles and is married to an AFI film professor.

"It's all about enchantment," she said, pointing to an ocean teal metallic tweed slim dress worn with a weightless Saga fox fur jacket, a blush gold chiffon gown with a bias-draped cap sleeve, and a twinkling black and antique gold daisy chain coat.

Barbara Tfank
Tfank is amassing quite a following of discerning customers, from First Lady Michelle Obama to Adele. The collection appeals to a woman "who doesn't want clothes that look like they belong on her daughter," said retailer Susan Foslien, who sells the Tfank collection at her Susan store in San Francisco. "A woman who is independent and extremely wealthy."

-- Booth Moore in New York

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Photos of Barbara Tfank's fall 2012 collection. Top photo and bottom photo far right, Amy Sussman/Getty Images. Bottom photos left and middle, Joe Kohen/Getty Images.

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