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Donna Karan Autumn Winter 2015 New York Fashion Week Credit: Getty

Donna Karan AW15


The grande dame of New York fashion has long loved tailoring and for AW15, it formed the basis of her collection. But instead of presenting traditional suiting, it was dressed to the nines in the form of strapless tunics over pinstripe trousers, slashed-to-the-thigh pencil skirts and tiered gowns. There was a certain mille-feuille effect that gave new meaning to layering: shrunken jumpers topped pleated tops while deconstructed tailored skirts came over chiffon sheaths like petals. Military-style parkas bore funnel necks, oversized pockets and were cinched tightly at the waist and crisp white shirts put in an appearance tucked into high-waisted midis. The palette stuck mostly to monochrome with the exception of gold foil gowns and evening coats.

Who we saw: Susan Sarandon.

What they wore: A black cutaway dress.

In a nutshell: It's all about tailored layers.

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