L.A. Fashion Week
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Best of 2007: Image

Culver City was the place to be in October for bright lights and nonstop eye candy at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
1940s glamour hit the pools as pinup-style swimsuits, “Sunset Boulevard” turbans and oversized sunglasses popped up in designers’ collections. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
The Paris Fashion Week shows spotlighted the cutting-edge trends of the season. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Designer Randolph Duke’s pale peach, hand-beaded gown is modeled by Brianna. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Juicy Couture co-founders Pamela Skaist-Levy, left, and Gela Nash-Taylor set their sights on high-end fashion with Couture Couture on Rodeo Drive. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Jeremy Scott’s roadwork-inspired collection featured models in hard hats and skid marks on their faces and legs -- with ladylike silhouettes. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Valentino unveiled his last ready-to-wear collection at Paris Fashion Week before his retirement -- a vivid mix of colorful dresses and toned-down gowns. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Skater-rapper Lupe Fiasco has developed a reputation as a fashion trendsetter, and you won’t see him wearing the same thing twice. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Raven Tailored’s washed-out white trouser jeans give denim a dressed-up touch. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Chunky, deep-hued baubles and golden accents set the scene for a stylish holiday season. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)