>> Last night's Grammys were certainly full of memorable moments. There was Gwyneth Paltrow in dramatic Stella McCartney, Taylor Swift in shining Zuhair Murad, and a pregnant Lily Aldridge in lushly-printed Gucci. But perhaps the most charming look of the night was Adele's. The current Vogue cover girl not only took home the most awards, she also channeled Old Hollywood glamour in shimmering custom-made Giorgio Armani Privé, blond waves, and red lipstick. See all those looks — plus Jennifer Hudson's understated Alexander McQueen — here in our top 5 slideshow.
>> These are the words that come to mind when describing Jeremy Laing Fall 2012: boxy, clean, and monochromatic. While there were plenty of super-slim silhouettes to be found, the designer also injected a bit of controlled volume in to the mix. Long hemlines dominated the runway, as did looks that were done in a palete of either all-black or all-white. It all made for a slightly off-kilter, edgy vibe.
>> Designer Sharon Wauchob takes her Edun girl on a punk rock safari for Fall 2012. "I was trying to show the modernity of Africa, connected to an urban environment," the designer explained. To that end, artfully draped, formfitting silk dresses were splashed with vibrant tribal prints, tops and sweaters were patterned in zebra, and — for contrast — boxy baseball-coats, pleated skirts, and wide trousers were cut in textured leather and lush plaid wool.
>> With the Park Avenue Armory decorated to look like an autumnal park and a Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack on full blast, Tommy Hilfiger sent out a smart collection of military and equestrian-tinged separates for Fall 2012. It was a strong offering, with a lot to like: slim-cuffed trousers, silk dresses printed with buckled harnesses or trompe l'oeil cable-knits, suede pinafores, and a boatload of gorgeous, shiny-buttoned pea coats. Click through to see the entire collection — and watch the video from the show below:
>> Here's a peek at the entire DVF Fall 2012 collection. Watch the video — and read our full review — now.
>> With the Far East in mind — and a front row that included Dita Von Teese, Brad Goreski, and Anna Wintour — Zac Posen delivered a breathtaking assortment of dresses, gowns, and eveningwear for Fall 2012. Posen's signature silhouettes were cut in decadent fabrics — silks, satins, and jacquards — and came in a rich palette ranging from deep jewel tones to buttery pastels. Origami folds, chinoiserie embroidery, and kimono draping added intrigue.
>> A palette just right for Valentine's Day dominated Thakoon Panichgul's Fall 2012 collection. In red, fuchsia, crimson, and purple, these were vibrant, punchy clothes in streamlined, easy silhouettes. However, Thakoon is known for his whimsy — and there was also plenty of that here. Shifts, full skirts, boat-neck tops, and coats were full of surprising details: paperbag waists, ruffled ruching, and lacquered fabrics, as well as leopard-print inserts and key-hole cutouts. "I was feeling something a bit more romantic," the designer explained of the collection.
>> For Fall 2012, Diane von Furstenberg, along with creative director Mispelaere, riffed on the idea of a "rendez-vous," or, as her show's liner notes put it, "a meeting with suspense and expectation." The result was a collection steeped in subtle sultriness, with wrap jackets, pencil skirts, and the designer's signature jersey dresses cut in body-hugging silhouettes, and featuring more plunging necklines and thigh-revealing slits than we've seen from the designer in seasons past. But von Furstenberg is a designer who always keeps her customer close to heart, and so there were plenty of work-ready suits, blouses, and shifts in the mix.
>> DKNY offered up a plethora of citified cold-weather looks and some very stellar outerwear options for Fall 2012: boxy fur jackets, leather-sleeved cocoon coats, sporty puffers, and double-breasted wool coats. As for what to wear underneath, there were pencil skirts, straight-cut trousers, body-skimming maxi dresses, and a plethora of flippy little miniskirts. But the main take-away from this DKNY collection? When in doubt, belt it.