Stacey Bendet's girl got a dose of the opulent, the preppy, and the whimsical — which all make sense when you consider that Alice + Olivia's Fall 2013 was conceived with the designer's belief that there are no limits when it comes to personal style. No limits indeed; this season Bendet drew from our obsession with street style (how fitting for NYFW!), crafting a lineup that's both playful and cool, or as Bendet maybe defines it best: "fantasy street style." That's the common denominator — rather than adhering to any one trend, this was a world where the Baroque-inspired, glamorous, punk, and polished played off each other (we imagine a little like Stacey's own closet). Pieces like a quirky zebra crossbody bag and cheeky heels with faces spoke for themselves, the kind of one-offs street-style stars and celebrities will be wearing for the Fall (and getting snapped when they do).
- The set: Highline Stages were transformed into a French salon, with decadent chandeliers and waiters passing trays of bubbly.
- The front row: The Young Hollywood set — Katharine McPhee, Maggie Grace, Victoria Justice, Vanessa Hudgens, and The Carrie Diaries' AnnaSophia Robb.
- Trends: Plaid, florals, fur, lace.
- Key piece: As always, Bendet's line was stocked with sweet party frocks; this was also a first glimpse of her new hosiery collection, Alice + Olivia by Pretty Polly which launches this Fall.