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NYFW review: Michael Kors

February 18, 2009 |  1:03 pm

michael kors new york fashion week fall 2009 NEW YORK -- Classics with a twist, that's what Michael Kors is known for and that's what he delivered in his strong and safe collection for fall. That meant basics like a charcoal pinstripe pantsuit, cut out around the shoulders to reveal the collarbone; a black satin evening sheath with molded and folded origami sleeves creating a new power shoulder; and easy, 'I will own it forever' draped black sequin dresses.

Recession? That's not in Kors' jet-setting vocabulary judging from the outrageously luxe shredded fox fur coats, which came in the more sober shades of "black" and "blond," as well as safety-cone orange and neon pink for those who don't mind throwing caution to the wind and advertising that they still have money.

Combined with the neutral palette of camel, charcoal and black, the dashes of neon followed fall's '80s revival trend, while the basic sheath dresses and cashmere sweaters updated with clever cutting techniques prevented the classics from being too dull.

-- Booth Moore

Photos: Michael Kors' fall 2009 collection

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