Reel Style: “Cowboys and Aliens” on the Runway

Just in time for the release of "Cowboys and Aliens," the catwalks had plenty of options for country girls and stylish space invaders alike.

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In theaters tomorrow, Jon Favreau's "Cowboys and Aliens" follows a posse of cowboys as they combat an alien invasion in Arizona circa 1873.
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Leading cowpoke, Daniel Craig, plays a gunslinger with no memory of his past whose sudden presence in the town of Absolution, Arizona, bristles local lawmaker, Colonel Dolarhyde (played by Harrison Ford).
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Of course, when aliens start dropping out of the sky, the town people of Absolution turn to Craig for assistance. Loud and over-the-top, the film's contrast of classic 19th-century costume and flashy alien effects can be traced even to the runway, where we saw prairie-chic and edgy futuristic looks collide.
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Hermes' luxury take on classic cowboy costume included practical leather gloves and, of course, dramatic head wear.
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There may not have been ten-gallon hats or spurred shoes, but the look at Hermes was decidedly equestrian.
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For spring, Anna Sui offered a series of prairie-chic looks given her signature boho twist. Here, a ruffled khaki jumper pairs perfectly with a long feathered necklace.
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Classic country plaid and cowboy-perfect denim came together in this playful "home on the range" ensemble.
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Ralph Lauren has been the fashion supplier of cowboy-chic for decades. For spring, the designer paired rough-n-tumble fringed suede pieces with crisp white shirts.
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No cowgirl is complete, after all, without her own pair of leather pants.
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Interestingly, there was just as much "alien" style on the runway as there was country chic. The ever-experimental Vivienne Westwood presented this vaguely spooky ensemble for spring, complete with metallic face mask.
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Jean Paul Gaultier's mohawk-topped models might easily have doubled as alien queens.
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This laser-cut leather dress from Alexander McQueen may be a favorite with the pop star set, but we could also see it working as the new Borg uniform.
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At Victor & Rolf, strange asymmetrical shapes and mysterious eye masks heightened the other-worldly appeal.
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At Alexander Wang, the futuristic spring collection was given a lunar look with shiny skin and streaks of spiky white hair.
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Christian Dior's other worldly ensembles included side-swept coifs and jagged metallic accents -- perfect for a stylish space invader.
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