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The burning question in New York. Marc Jacobs found an answer in vintage hip-hop — but Ralph Lauren faltered.

Fall 2017 looks from Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors. (MCV Photo for The Washington Post)

The burning question in New York. Marc Jacobs found an answer in vintage hip-hop — but Ralph Lauren faltered.

Fanciful notions crafted from the most traditional, classic materials.

Stripping away the melodrama and the hype, he allowed his clothes to speak.

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Italian fashion contrasts: Audacious Pucci, modest Max Mara

Red accents are lighting up the Milan runway, from blood red ensembles to red contrasts in footwear or a simple stripe of color. But not on the lips.

Versace ‘power woman’ designs, Etro funky nomads in Milan

Gigi Hadid drew a crowd to Milan’s Rinascente Department store where she was showing off Tommy Hilfiger’s latest fall-winter collection.

How stars spend a month getting ready for Oscars’ red carpet

Like prom for movie stars, the Academy Awards is Hollywood’s most glamorous night. It’s also the most photographed celebrity event of the year, its starry images beamed instantly around the world and endlessly reproduced in fashion magazines.

In the pre-Internet era, Fashion Week was just about the clothes.

In the pre-Internet era, Fashion Week was just about the clothes.

He didn't appear at the conclusion of Yeezy Season 5 at New York Fashion Week, adding to the mystery of what exactly is going on with the designer and musician.

At Pyer Moss, the big clothes were swaggering, eccentric and comforting.

No high concept here -- just a collection that delights in creativity and surprise.

Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia dazzled in their debut at the legacy label.

Intricate embroidery, pearl embellishments, tight pleats -- with comfy, chunky boots.

Whether with velvet or puffer coats, designers are bringing the feminist fight to fashion.

The designer wants you to seize the moment.

The erstwhile It Girl walked Christian Cowan's runway. Why ask why?

Raf Simons' debut at Calvin Klein was a meditation on America, one filled with melancholy rather than rage.

Outrage seemed to steer many menswear designers. It works for some — but not all.

The Belgian designer has a new look that's more mature — but still cool.

From Spicer's makeover to Conway's patriotic gear, it's meant to send a message.

With the help of designer Ralph Lauren, first lady Melania Trump is wrapped in cashmere and patriotism.

We ask fashion to be socially aware. It's only fair to let designers be politically aware as well.

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Actresses seemed less tense discussing their attire and talking about the role of fashion in culture.

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