The Top 10 Collections of Fall 2016

In chronological order,'s top 10 shows of fall 2016:
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    Kate and Laura Mulleavy's Rodarte label just turned 10, but it remains an independent passion project, one that they pour their California heritage, offbeat obsessions, and sisterly devotion into each season. Their spangly lace patchworked dresses for fall are future heirlooms.
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    This was another one of Marc Jacobs's famous 180s. Piece by piece, there were gorgeous treasures.
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    There was pink, lilac, gold, and red, but it wasn't all sweetness and light. Simone Rocha ended with a series of sparkly bro-Victorian frocks.
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    No one channeled the 1930s mood coursing through the collections as convincingly as Erdem Moralioglu, who dreamed up a Hollywood back-lot audition and cast of aspiring actresses wearing his special dresses.
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    Alexander McQueen:
    In a season when not much attention was paid to eveningwear, designer Sarah Burton's ravishing creations for Alexander McQueen were in a class entirely their own.
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    Miuccia Prada conjured a chic vagabond for fall. Boiled down to its essence, this was a show about a statement coat and decorate tights.
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    Like the look of fall's dramatic sleeves? Want to give the season's cape silhouette a twirl? Marni founder Consuelo Castiglioni is your woman.
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    This season was all about the unironic, dancerly silhouette.
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    Demna Gvasalia's Balenciaga debut was the most anticipated show of the season, and he turned out a collection that dipped into the archives but retained his cool, modern sensibility.
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    Two years into his Louis Vuitton tenure, Nicolas Ghesquière merged sportif references, sensual slip dressing, and a soupçon of his great tailoring into a lineup with tons of real-world potential.