In Photos: Fashion Week Spring 2011

Spring in September

You won't see dour signs of the recession buzz killing anyone at these events. The mega selling force that is New York Fashion Week smatters on a fresh new look at its new elegant address at Lincoln Center. Home to the Metropolitan Opera house and the New York City Ballet, the inclusion of high fashion and its ilk fit just as snug as it did nestled in the fashion district's backyard at Bryant Park. Other show venues such as Milk Studios in New York City's trendy Meat Packing district and midtown
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You won't see dour signs of the recession buzz killing anyone under these tents. The mega selling force that is New York Fashion Week puts on a fresh new look at its new elegant address in Lincoln Center. Home to the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet, the addition of high fashion fits just as snug as it did nestled in the Garment District's backyard at Bryant Park.


Carefully watching the parade of 87 collections at Lincoln Center alone are fashion editors, bloggers, buyers and press, all looking to see what's hot for Spring 2011. Here's a peek at some of the shows and events surrounding this season's week-long extravaganza.

By Oliver Quillia
Posted 13 Sept 2010

Rebecca Moses

A model poses at the Rebecca Moses Spring 2011 fashion show presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Box at Lincoln Center on Sept. 16, 2010, in New York City.
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A model poses at the Rebecca Moses Spring 2011 fashion show presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Box at Lincoln Center on Sept. 16, 2010, in New York City.

L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani

A model walks the runway at the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on Sept. 16, 2010, in New York City.
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A model walks the runway at the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on Sept. 16, 2010, in New York City.

Naeem Khan

A model works the runway at the Naeem Khan Spring 2011 fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Sept. 16 2011, in New York City.
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A model works the runway at the Naeem Khan Spring 2011 fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Sept. 16 2011, in New York City.

Marc Jacobs

Models present creations by Marc Jacobs during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011, in New York, Sept. 13, 2010.
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Models present creations by Marc Jacobs during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011, in New York, Sept. 13, 2010.

Gottex

Models wear fashions from the Gottex collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Sept. 15, in New York City.
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Models wear fashions from the Gottex collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Sept. 15, in New York City.

Gant

Models pose for Gant by Michael Bastian Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at SIR Stage on Sept. 15, in New York City.
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Models pose for Gant by Michael Bastian Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at SIR Stage on Sept. 15, in New York City.

Betsey Johnson

A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on Sept. 13, 2010, in New York City.
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A model walks the runway at the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on Sept. 13, 2010, in New York City.

Christian Siriano

Models present designs from Christian Siriano, fashion reality show Project Runway's fourth season winner. After the win on the popular BravoTV show, Siriano, now 24, had his entire Fall 2009 collection picked up by Saks 5th Avenue. The designer also has design deals with LG mobile, Victoria Secret and Payless shoes.s
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Models present designs from Christian Siriano, fashion reality show Project Runway's fourth season winner.

After the win on the popular BravoTV show, Siriano, the show's youngest winner, had his entire Fall 2009 collection picked up by Saks 5th Avenue. The designer also has design deals with LG Mobile, Victoria's Secret and Payless Shoesource.

Jill Stuart

Celebrities Tinsley Mortimer, Jessica Szohr and Taryn Manning attend the Jill Stuart Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center on Sept. 11, 2010, in New York City.
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Celebrities Tinsley Mortimer, Jessica Szohr and Taryn Manning attend the Jill Stuart Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center on Sept. 11, 2010, in New York City.

Verrier Spring 2011

Models pose presentation style in Lincoln Center for Verrier Spring 2011.
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Models pose presentation style in Lincoln Center for Verrier Spring 2011.

Stimulus Plan

Fashion's Night Out brings out some promotional models for Desigual on Manhattan's east side.
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Now in its second year, Fashion's Night Out, is the brainchild of Vogue editor Anna Wintour who felt that stores could coax recession-wary shoppers to spend if they created unique events and excitement, especially if they were timed to coincide with New York's Fashion Week.

This year Fashion's Night Out has gone global. With events throughout the U.S. as well as in Paris, Milan, Tokyo and Athens.

Pictured: Fashion's Night Out brings out some promotional models for the Barcelona-based chain Desigual.

Open Bar

At DKNY on New York's east side, participants can enjoy a party scene with a club style DJ and open bar.
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At DKNY on New York's East Side, Fashion's Night Out participants enjoy a party scene with a club-style DJ and an open bar.

Going Up

Going Up
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During the fashion night out festivities, one never knows who you might see. Here an elevator door at Barney's flagship store in New York City opens to show hired help outfitted as astronauts.

Girl's Night Out

Throngs of would be shoppers trudge through Bergdorf Goodman's Fashion's Night Out event in New York City.
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Throngs of would-be shoppers trudge through crowds at Bergdorf Goodman's Fashion's Night Out event in New York City.

Narciso Rodriguez

Fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez makes his way through Bergdorf Goodman's Fashion's Night Out in New York City.
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Fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez makes his way through Bergdorf Goodman's Fashion's Night Out in New York City.

Damrosch Park

A model wearing a design for Verrier Spring 2011 at Lincoln Center.
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A model wearing a design for Verrier Spring 2011 at Lincoln Center.

Aol.

One of several corporate sponsored areas under the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, attendees enjoy the AOL Media Lounge.
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One of several corporate-sponsored areas under the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, attendees enjoy the AOL Media Lounge.

Velvet Rope

Just as impenetrable as the designer's parties were in the early 90's, fans of Richie Rich attempt unsuccessfully at backstage accesss.
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Richie Rich's Spring 2011 show proves just as impenetrable as the designer's parties in the early 90's. Here fans of Richie Rich attempt unsuccessfully at backstage accesss.

Inside Ellen DeGeneres made her runway debut.

Preshow Strategy at Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang staff carefully eyeball the ever important seating assignments moments before the show beginss.
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Alexander Wang's staff carefully eyeball the ever-important seating assignments moments before the show begins.

Alexander Wang

A highly anticipated show of the week, models walk down the runway for Alexander Wang. A favorite with critics and celebrities, Wang has been often compared to another hot shot young designer, Marc Jacobs.
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At one of the highly anticipated shows of the week, models walk down the runway for Alexander Wang.

A favorite with critics and celebrities, Wang has been often compared to another hot shot young designer, Marc Jacobs.

Jason Wu

With celebrity clients such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Leighton Meester, January Jones, Tinsley Mortimer and Ivanka Trump, Jason Wu is another young designer on the rise.
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With celebrity clients such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Leighton Meester, January Jones, Tinsley Mortimer and Ivanka Trump, Jason Wu is another young designer on the rise.