Diane von Furstenberg's right-hand man, Yvan Mispelaere, is still new to the city, and not quite used to calling the States home. From the looks of things, his newcomer enthusiasms might be rubbing off on DVF, who landed on these shores decades ago. She named her Fall collection American Legends, but it seemed less about the specific female icons she name-checked (Millicent Rogers, Diana Vreeland, and Gloria Vanderbilt) than it did about a generalized pioneering spirit. If you're a minimalist, you should plan on shopping elsewhere next season: Wide-brimmed hats, fringed suede boots, silk button-downs with contrast tipping, and gauchos with gold snaps up the sides said Wild West. However, von Furstenberg didn't restrict herself to just one frontier. Her Fall woman loves an eccentric print, like the black-and-white heart pattern of a matching blouse and pants. And she's no shrinking violet when it comes to color. Vividly hued furs are a big trend here in New York, but her aloe green vest, paired tonally with a misty green charmeuse blouse and grass green pants, was one of the brightest.

Not every look here seemed a natural fit with the established house codes. But von Furstenberg evoked her own slinky past with the trio of sequin dresses that closed the show and the rotating mirrored poles that turned the Lincoln Center venue into Studio 54 when the runway lights hit them. Hey, she's a legend in her own right. It's her prerogative.