Marc Jacobs FS09

Nowhere was the radical change in NY Fashion Week more apparent than at the Marc Jacobs show. Where last season Posh and JLo walked the red carpet hand in hand amid a crush of paparazzi, now there were just gates, strict warnings about invitations, a small group of editors and buyers going in, and one very disappointed paparazzo standing next to me. But the end result isn't that different from a (not much) earlier time before celebrities discovered fashion week, when it was actually all about the clothes.

Melissa Ventosa-Martin of T Magazine, right, in a fabulous feather (?) coat.

Anna Wintour arrived 25 minutes ahead of time, though she is even harder to photograph now that she comes with two very large bodyguards blocking the way. A result of the fact that 60 Minutes may be doing a story on her? P.S. This may be the only time that you'll ever see Anna Wintour and Ray's Pizza in the same frame.

Carine Roitfeld. She wore this coat several times during fashion weeks here and in Europe. It's a myth that the fashionably dressed "never wear the same outfit twice." In fact, it seems that when they're really in love with a piece, they'll wear it over and over. Certainly a more sensible (and economical) approach.

Cropped trousers like these will soon be everywhere for spring.

Brightly striped cardigan.

This mix of lurid colors looked quite jarring as this woman was going into the Marc Jacobs show; after it was over, however, it seemed prescient. Marc Jacobs showed a lot of loud '80s colors that injected a note of optimism for fall - photo below from Style.com.

Love the slash of bright red lips against the neutral gray of her trench.

A quirky haircut and funky blazer.

The fur flies as this woman runs to get to the show in time. Ever since the complaints about his show starting hours late a couple years back, Jacobs has been almost sadistically punctual.

An excellent menswear look.

More menswear style, this time on Roberta Myers, editor in chief of Elle.

Joe Zee in a Barbour jacket.

Her rolled up shorts fall into that "boyfriend"-anything trend. Also watch for camouflage and any army-navy-store type clothing - very recession-friendly.

A fellow photographer who looked to be a model-turned-photographer - very pretty and chic.

Love, love the dilapidated chic of this outfit. The scuffed loafers and Burberry trench look like relics of wealthier times.

It's true - bowl cuts are appearing on women. It doesn't seem like such a bad thing to try right now, but if you wait 30 seconds, it may get annoying.

Chanel bags are another totem of dilapidated chic. Since they're classic, you could have bought it years ago, or even got it from Mummy. Either way, it looks right.

A great mix of high-low with the fur jacket and jeans, plus the sparkly headband.

Glenda Bailey of Harper's Bazaar steppin' out in some hot shoes.

Kate Lanphear of Elle joking around with some guy friends. She was captured in a similar outfit by TopShop, which featured her in their newsletter - a fashion coup!

More colored fur.
Nina Garcia in all black.

Cecilia Dean in a striking black-and-white coat.

Meredith Melling Burke carrying a still-fab Chloe handbag.

Lynn Yaeger's mash-up vintagey style seems particularly a propos this year.

A detail shot of her amazing embellished Gucci bag - rabbits! - and knit scarf - cartoon characters!

Grace Coddington carrying a Stephen Sprouse Louis Vuitton bag.

The leopard print is great, but this model has amazing hair! Wavy-haired girls, this is your moment.

A model after the show, proudly sporting the '80s hair and makeup from the runway.

Another model in outrageous '80s hair and makeup. Where to go to show it off? Too bad Area is no longer.