On Our Rayder
We didn’t include Frankie Rayder in our roundup of the best party dresses of 2009 because, well, she wasn’t wearing a party dress. But we couldn’t let the year close without giving Ms. Rayder her due: This was one of our favorite looks this year. At Alexander Wang and Love’s famous gas-station party this September, the model combined (at least!) three trends in one: the Wang-approved sweats, the military flak jacket, and the still-all-important quilted bag.