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04.20.2014
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Top Ten Collections of Spring '09

It was a season of ups and downs on both Wall Street and the spring runways, but the cream of the crop delivered. Meet WWD's Top 10 collections.

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Chanel RTW Spring 2009

Chanel RTW Spring 2009

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Dolce & Gabbana RTW Spring 2009

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Marc Jacobs RTW Spring 2009

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Meet WWD’s Top 10 collections:
It was a season of ups and downs on both Wall Street and the spring runways. But the cream of the crop delivered with tough love, terrific tweeds, pajamas, seductive fringe and bold graphics.

>>See selections from the Top Ten.



Chanel

This was Karl Lagerfeld at his savvy best: classic Chanel with a youthful twist. Terrific tweeds, saucy knit numbers and glorious eveningwear, and kudos for that clever stage set with models emerging from a replica of Chanel's 31 rue Cambon headquarters.

>>See the full collection.

>>Read the review.
>>Watch the video.


Dolce & Gabbana

Pajamas meets Baroque. That peculiar premise from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana provided one of the season's more glamorous romps, packed with breathtaking brocades and the most alluring sleepwear this side of Lullaby Land.

>>See the full collection.
>>Read the review.
>>Watch the video.


Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten turned his eye toward optical opulence and delivered on dazzling geometric graphics without losing any of his easy sportif sensibility.

>>See the full collection.
>>Read the review.
>>Watch the video.


Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani's terrific collection wowed with a discreetly romantic lineup of gentle tailoring, languid separates and prettily bedecked pastel gowns.

>>See the full collection.

>>Read the review.
>>Watch the video.


Jil Sander
Raf Simons gave the fringe motif its most stunningly glam treatment in a knockout collection that also flaunted great tailoring and daring diamond finery done in collaboration with Damiani.

>>See the full collection.
>>Read the review.
>>Watch the video.


Koi Suwannagate
Koi Suwannagate sent out a pitch-perfect - and positively dreamy - lineup that tempered wondrously arty embellishments with chic and easy realworld clothes.

>>See the full collection.
>>Read the review.


Lanvin
Alber Elbaz has been on a roll, and he came up a winner again. The runway was rife with drop-dead-gorgeous moments: beautifully draped dresses, intriguing tailoring and bejeweled sheaths, stilettos and shades.

>>See the full collection.
>>Read the review.
>>Watch the video.


Louis Vuitton
Marc Jacobs turned fabulously francophile at Louis Vuitton and offered up a magnificient "so what?" retort to economic grumbling. Pure joie du mode.

>>See the full collection.
>>Read the review.
>>Watch the video.


Marc Jacobs
More is certainly more, at least for Marc Jacobs. He embraces the past and ample Americana in a spectacular collection that piled on the Gibson girl references with much gusto: bustles, plaids, tweeds, brocade glitter and boater hats galore.

>>See the full collection.
>>Read the review.
>>Watch the video.


Rodarte
Stunning and provocative. Kate and Laura Mulleavy deftly balance their usual poetic reverie with edgy tough-chic attitude in black chain detailing and bondage-bandage motifs.

>>See the full collection.
>>Read the review.
>>Watch the video.



VIEW WWD's COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE SPRING 2009 DESIGNER COLLECTIONS.

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