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Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week Preview

Having a Blass
Jeffrey Monteiro didn't make too many waves when he showed his first full collection for Bill Blass last season. But this time around he's pulling out all the stops, staging his February 17 presentation at Monkey Bar, with music provided by Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore. As for the collection itself, it's a virtual collabopalooza. Belts and jewelry designed with Philip Crangi! Hats by Albertus Swanepoel! Manolo Blahnik shoes! "It feels less like everyone's chipping in with their own contribution," Monteiro notes, "and more like we're celebrating what's unique and great about New York."

Photo: Courtesy of Bill Blass