The Jill Stuart show took place at the main branch of the New York Public Library, where the attendees' spring clothes looked particularly fanciful against the austere, classical backdrop - a fitting send-up for the times.
Edwardian gray, an important trend for spring, as reported in Bill Cunningham's "Gray Days."
In case you were wondering, no, it was not difficult to distinguish the fashion people from the usual throngs of tourists at the NYPL.
An adorable schoolgirl collar.
This bag is amazing. Who's the designer? Look for more graphic black-and-white or graffiti'd bags in 2009.
A structured, architectural coat makes a statement.
The tie-and-vest look, this time played down with a more casual jacket.
These funky, translucent-framed glasses play off an otherwise conservative look.
A good example of the '80s jackets we'll see in the fall: bright color, strong (but not over-the-top) shoulders, and a clean, sharp fit.
Vintage black-and-white coat paired with killer studded boots.
She always looks glamorous and a little goth.
A white cotton shift over black leggings--a nice transitional look as we head into spring.
Fabulous cinched coat, belt, and scarf.
Two women in all black talk to a photographer.
Bill Cunningham poses for a picture with a friend.
The combination of elements in this outfit is right on: Military coat mixed with feminine silk dress paired with tough studded heels. The deep blue is a nice change, too.
Different colored stockings--and this Stevie Nicks-style bangs haircut is popping up everywhere.
Two friends by an icy fountain. Notice the shiny black PVC leggings on the left.