Who would┐ve thought the day would come when jeans strutted down a Badgley Mischka runway? But there they were, tight as a glove and worn with cropped sable and Persian lamb jackets. And there was plenty more strong sportswear where those pieces came from, ensuring that the duo┐s celebrity faithful should be well-dressed in their non-red-carpet moments come fall. The youthful glen-plaid dress worn over a camel turtleneck that opened the show would suit Rachel Bilson, and a standaway-collar tweed jacket with matching high-waisted pants would make a sophisticated addition to the closet of her seatmate Amber Tamblyn.

The show┐s strapless velvet cocktail numbers, however, could┐ve used a few more inches at the hem, and the combined inspirations of Wuthering Heights, which informed the moody platinum-gray palette, and India┐s jeweled embroideries made for some overwrought evening dresses. Still, a few of the more understated sparklers did stand out: A vibrant violet chiffon gown with hematite embroidery at the high neckline, for one, was a surefire entrance-maker. In the end, the collection might┐ve benefited from a stricter edit, but nonetheless it hit some of the season┐s important notes.