Fashion Week Recap: Day 8

The sartorial festivities ended on a high-note with a color-changing collection from Marc Jacobs and Russian-inspired collections by Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

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After a blizzard, show delays, and lord knows how many Reed Krakoff for Laduree macarons, New York Fashion Week has officially come to a close.

Day 8 ended the festivities on a high-note with a color-changing collection from Marc Jacobs, two Russian-inspired collections by Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, and a few sage words of wisdom from one of our favorite front row fixtures, Lynn Yaeger.

Yesterday, we learned that Anna Dello Russo had been delayed due to the blizzard, but that didn't stop Man Repeller Leandra Medine from some hilarious speculation about the street style star's whereabouts. [The Man Repeller]

After late deliveries forced him to postpone his show from Monday to Thursday night, Marc Jacobs pulled off one of the most intriguing shows of Fashion Week. First, the designer sent models onto the runway bathed in a harsh yellow light that desaturated the looks and relegated show goers and his color palette to half-tone. On the second loop, the lights went up, revealing the garments in full, glorious color. []

Enigmatic fashion writer Lynn Yaeger shared sage Fashion Week wisdom with Stylecaster: "It’s not important where your seat is, it’s not important that you didn’t get invited to the dinner. It’s not important! Try to keep it in perspective, because otherwise you’ll be like me in my very first season years ago where I cried every day.” [Stylecaster]

Wondering why Erin Fetherston chose not to show this season? Because she's been busy planning a "fairy tale" wedding, of course. [Fashionologie]

Calvin Klein proposed shoulder-y coats with cinched-in waists inspired by "Ivan's Childhood," a 1962 Soviet film about an orphan in World War II. []

Ralph Lauren also looked to Russia for inspiration for fall '13, topping off elaborate beaded evening gowns with lush mink stoles and fur cossack hats. []

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