We've seen the first fashions of the new millennium, and we're happy to report that there's nary a unisex space suit among them. Not that designers aren't looking forward. There is a sense of confidence and optimism in the best of the collections that is infectious, resulting in a season that sparkles with the kind of color, embellishment, and upscale luxury we haven't seen for years. Some of our most inventive designers have found a new way to shock -- by making beautiful, ladylike dresses. The logo has returned -- applied with heavy hand and tongue-in-cheek humor. So, too, has wear-everywhere, go-anywhere denim. All this, plus Dynasty-era gloss, opulent accessories, and a great group of up-and-coming designers who are making their way to us thanks to the recent rise of the boutique. If you shop wisely this season, you'll be looking rich for years -- no matter what happens to the stock market.
You haven't heard these names yet, but you'll soon be clamoring for their clothes. Meet the next generation of boutique-bred talent.
A new crop of woman photographers in New York and London are shaking up the fashion world -- and they are as cool as the pictures they take.
This spring's deluxe, logo-bedecked clothes will make you feel like part of the jet set -- even if you've never flown on the Concorde.
Elegance is back -- and some of the most cutting-edge designers have embraced the ladies-who-lunch aesthetic. Eight new models trade in their downtown style for an uptown makeover.
Whether you're gallery hopping or window-shopping, denim will take you anywhere. Here are the newest looks -- from a sophisticated trench to tie-dyed jeans -- in the season's most versatile fabric.
Wondering what to wear with spring's luxury-loaded looks? Seize on the details: shoes that sparkle and bags that are bound to make your friends jealous.
Ellen has arrived in Manhattan from her Palm Beach manse. Her doting son Tom is thrilled; his wife, Laura, is beside herself. It's an Aaron Spelling-worthy saga -- with clothes to match.
This season's more revealing trends -- plunging necklines, sheer fabrics, and tiny shorts -- may make you consider a trip to one of the city's best spots for all-over body polishing.
Produced by JORDAN SCHAPS
Fashion Market Editor: Shyama Patel
Fashion Assistants: Danica Wilcox, Erika Svec
Production Assistant: Deborah Grossman
Edited by Meredith Kahn