On Day Four on Monday, more sophisticated looks took the lead, instead of the trendy fashions that had dominated the catwalks since the start.
The turn wasn't surprising, Schwartz says, with collections shown from designer superstars such as Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta.
Schwartz says she was most impressed by Herrera's fall collection: "It's the most gorgeous show I've seen from beginning to end." Models donned jodhpur (riding) pants and Peter Pan-like hats with super-long plumes evoking a very rich English countryside feel.
As for Oscar de la Renta, his collection included high-waisted evening pants and belted everything, as well as paten leather bags, shoes and belts with a tortoise look. Describing it as "working opulence," Schwartz explained that the pieces take you from day to evening.
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Dresses also continue to a big presence on the runways -- from day to evening styles. Designer Jill Stuart, known for her dresses, featured several, as did designer Peter Som, who had his own asymmetrical interpretation.
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The day also had lots of big celebrities attending the shows. Schwartz thinks the writers' strike-related the lack of red carpet events has brought out even more celebs than usual. Among those spotted Monday were Tyra Banks, Hilary Swank, Vanessa Carleton, Mandy Moore, Piper Perabo, Fergie, Josh Stone, and Rihannah.