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The Top Ten Collections:Fall 2009

Despite recession rumbles, designers of the best collections served up fashion inspired by country gals, power babes and les Parisiennes.

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Go basic? Not a chance. Despite recession rumbles, designers of the best collections served up fabulous fashion inspired by country gals, power babes and les Parisiennes. Here WWD's Top 10 collections.


Burberry Prorsum >>

Chanel >>

Christian Dior >>

Comme des Garçons >>

Lanvin >>

Louis Vuitton >>

Marc Jacobs >>

Marni >>

Prada >>

Ralph Lauren >>

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WWD Collections issue 04/13/2009

Burberry Prorsum

Christopher Bailey celebrated British icons Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf with a lineup that was wistful, wearable and packed with charm.


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Next: Chanel >>
















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Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld delivered dandified house classics worked to the hilt with frills, ruffles and pleats.


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Next: Christian Dior >>















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Christian Dior

John Galliano infused Dior's oh-so-Parisian chic with an air of oriental exotica and a touch of the flapper.


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Next: Comme des Garçons >>















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Comme des Garçons

Nobody intrigues quite like Rei Kawakubo, who charmed and provoked with a balance of military muscle and dreamy tulle.


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Next: Lanvin >>















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Lanvin

Alber Elbaz worked his remarkable construction with a forties bent.


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Next: Louis Vuitton >>















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Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs celebrated the French coquette, all sexy, sassy, frilled and flirtatious.


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Marc Jacobs

The designer delivered an over-the-top ode to New York eighties.


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Next: Marni >>















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Marni

Consuelo Castiglioni played feisty mix master with artful control and some fabulous jewelry.


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Next: Prada >>















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Prada

Miuccia Prada's daring blend of rough and refined featured thigh-high waders and a lot of attitude.


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Next: Ralph Lauren >>















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WWD Collections issue 04/13/2009

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren's mesmerizing blend of tony tweeds and lush embroideries looked worthy of a Degas painting.


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