2009 February 18
Derek Lam - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) Derek Lam's Fall 2009 collection may have been a PETA nightmare with all the sumptuous leather and fur, but it was a chicette's dream. A luxurious mélange of knits with shimmering sequins, leather pants (a key look this season) and fox or coyote fur stoles, Lam's collection put him on the level of Ralph Lauren for classic American sportswear. "Interiors, and layering of texture, shine and matte," Lam said of his inspirations this season. "Just making a very sensual statement." When Lily Donaldson closed his show in a shining gold panné velvet dress, editors' (and Barneys Julie Gilhart's!) pens went flying-could we have an Oscar dress on our hands?