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New York Fashion Week: The visionaries of womenswear

New York Fashion Week: The visionaries of womenswear

The biggest news at the women's fall 2015 shows at New York Fashion Week, which ended Thursday, was a changing of the guard at Oscar de la Renta. British-born designer Peter Copping was charged with continuing the legacy of the late designer, who died in October at age 82 and who was one of American fashion's most beloved figures.

Copping's debut was Taylor Swift-approved — the pop singer, who has worn Oscar de la Renta many times, sat front row. The clothes stayed true to De la Renta's aristocratic outlook. But Copping also added a French touch, carried over from his time at the helm of Nina Ricci. Skirts were shorter and cocktail dresses more flirtatious, including several...

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