Fashion Week Roundup: Cobalt / by laurel

**In honor of New York Spring 09 fashion week, which is taking placing in Bryant Park this week, I'm doing my dutiful job and previewing all the shows. I've rounded up a few micro-trends that have stood out to me so far, and this week I'll be posting them here and at Neu Black for your enjoyment.**

Yves Klein, "Blue Monochrome" 1961. Courtesy of the MoMA

Varying shades of cobalt and royal have been parading down runways all over Bryant Park in New York this week. The cerulean at DKNY, Catherine Holstein and Karen Walker reminded me of Miranda Priestly's acerbic admonishment in The Devil Wears Prada. But moreover, the soulful punch of color calls to mind Yves Klein's gallery refreshments and another admonishment: Don't drink the punch

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Top row, L to R: BCBG, DKNY, Lela Rose. 
Middle row, L to R: Jason Wu, Karen Walker, DKNY
Bottom row, L to R: BCBG, Rachel Comey, Lela Rose

Top row, L to R: Lela Rose, Isaac Mizrahi, Catherine Holstein
Bottom row, L to R: Ports 1961, Karen Walker, Tuleh


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