FASHION

The 15 Best Looks from the Spring 2009 Runways


Spring was a diverse season, with clothes that ranged from delightfully fresh takes on classics—a gray knit dress, anyone?—to fanciful froth to some looks that were way out-there. Happily, whichever way you looked, there was something to love. Here, our favorite exits. Check out the rest of our Fashion Week coverage on the Editors’ Blog.

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Photographer: George Chinsee

A bit Gibson Girl, a bit Laura Ingalls, with a soupcon of grunge—a gloriously mixed message from Marc Jacobs.

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Photo: Giovanni GIannoni

Simplicity at its sexiest from Stella McCartney.

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Photo: Giovanni GIannoni

Dolce & Gabbana’s man’s p.j. top tucked into brocade skirt—a fabulous take on gender play.

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Photographer: George Chinsee

A shimmering star from Calvin Klein that takes the kitsch out of Space Age.

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Photo: Giovanni GIannoni

Lanvin’s divine draping and pink animal spots.

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Photo: Giovanni GIannoni

Remember classic sportswear? Dries Van Noten revives the glamour of a sweater over pants.

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Photo: Giovanni GIannoni

Louis Vuitton combines leather, feathers and fabulosity in one high-voltage look.

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Photo: Giovanni GIannoni

Let’s hear it for Jil Sander’s fringe benefits.

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Photo: Giovanni GIannoni

What’s more chic than Chanel’s perfect blouse and skirt?

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Photographer: Dominique Maitre

Tao Comme des Garcons—Sgt. Pepper gone girly.

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Photographer: George Chinsee

For Rodarte, the kilt takes a killer turn.

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Photo: Giovanni GIannoni

Serenity in a dress from Giorgio Armani.

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Photographer: Thomas Iannaccone

With a cascade of butterflies this gray Koi Suwannagate tank dress takes flight.

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Photographer: Dominique Maitre

Comme des Garcons creates the best soccer-ball-cum-party frock of the season.

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Photographer: WWD Staff

Oscar de la Renta—even when life’s far from a beach, it’s fun to fantasize.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber