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Classic elegance at New York Fashion Week

February 12, 2004
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A nostalgic New York Fashion Week drew to a close on Friday, with Donna Karan paying homage to the hippy chicks of years gone by. Her runway show was a reflection of most of this year's collections, with the big names embracing a distinctly retro flavour.

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen sashayed down the catwalk for Marc Jacobs in a charcoal ensemble that was straight out of the Forties. And Karolina Kurkova followed her in an equally revivalist, albeit rather more colourful, ensemble.

A sense of power dressing was also much in evidence, with the creations of Diane Von Furstenberg and Oscar de la Renta looking like body armour for the urban woman. The silver organza gown from Francisca Costa, for Calvin Klein, would likewise leave its wearer feeling ready for battle.

On the whole it was a week of sensibility and understated confidence, with hemlines reaching the knees and tailoring that covered rather than exposed. The week wasn't entirely without frivolity, however, as the likes of Betsey Johnson and Luella Bartley threw a dash of flamboyant colour into the mix.

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Supermodel Karolina Kurkova takes to the runway in a Forties-style pastel number with calf-length skirt from Marc Jacobs
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Also strutting her stuff in Marc Jacobs' show was Brazilian star Giselle Bundchen, who looked postively conservative in a pussy cat-bow blouse and slimline to-the-knee skirt

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