From preppy women's wear with a masculine twist to ultra feminine dresses, this weekend was all about big name fashion at the Tommy Hilfiger and Diane Von Furstenberg shows. George Whipple filed the following report.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Two of America's most recognizable designers showed their wears over the weekend. For Fall 2011 both put a new spin on their classic brand. Tommy Hilfiger, known for his preppy style, took it one step further.
"This is really bohemian prep. So we're taking prep to a different angle and we've made it chicer, more luxurious," Hilfiger said.
Tommy's preppy girls were wearing their boyfriends' clothes.
"We've done a lot of menswear patterns on silks and on shearlings, in suitings and with wide legs and sleeveless jackets, so we feminized it," Hilfiger said.
And some style icons were Tommy's inspiration this season.
"Think of Patti Hansen, you think of Rod Stewart's girlfriend Britt Ekland, they were all very chic and cool," Hilfiger said.
Over at Diane von Furstenberg it looked as if gauchos were coming down the runway, but in fact, the look was strictly American.
"It's really all these extraordinary legendary American women like Rogers or Diana Vreeland, but for the colors we went to the west: red, gold, black, prints - just freedom and strength," Von Furstenberg said.
This season, Diane really kicked it up a notch, with sequined gowns.
"Almost every look that we saw today, I used to look like that when I was 20," Von Furstenberg said.
One of the unique things about fashion week are the private clubs that are built just for fashion week. Over at the Mercedes Benz star lounge all of the furnishings and fabrics are Diane von Furstenberg.