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    Best dresses on the runway

    Gorgeous gowns and flirty, sexy dresses were spotted all over the New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 runways. Take a look at the best styles, from Betsey Johnson to Jason Wu.

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    Goregous gowns and flirty, sexy dresses were spotted all over the New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 runways. Take a look at the best styles, from Betsey Johnson to Jason Wu.

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    Pretty drapes? A model walks the runway at the Sophie Theallet Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 14.
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    A gorgeous green gown is presented at the Tadashi Shoji Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 9.
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    Models present creations by Tadashi Shoji on Feb. 9.
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    The Japanese designer was inspired by the glamour of 1930s Shanghai for the Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2012 collection show on Feb. 9.
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    Inspired by the 1982 movie "Cat People," the French designer opted for dark and sexy styles at her Catherine Malandrino Fall 2012 on Feb. 12.
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    Supermodel Coco Rocha walked the runway for her close friend (and wedding dress designer) Zac Posen, at the Zac Posen Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 12.
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    A beautiful, blush-colored gown from the Zac Posen Fall 2012 collection on Feb. 12.
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    The American fashion designer sent down a fishtail-sporting model at the Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012 show on Feb. 14.
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    Cushnie et Ochs, a recent favorite of first lady Michelle Obama, sent models down their Fall/Winter 2012 collection runway in sexy, body-hugging dresses on Feb. 10.
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    One model looks like she's starting a fire at the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 collection on Feb.10.
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    The celebrity-favorite designer gave a sexy twist to her signature black-tie gowns at the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 11.
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    The iconic designer presented a graphic-print gown at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 on Feb. 13.
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    A model shows off a graphic gown at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 13.
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    Known for fun and colorful fashion, Betsey Johnson showcased pretty, '90s-inspired floral prints in her Fall 2012 collection.
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    A simple, elegant gown from the DKNY Women's Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 12.
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    Luxurious gypsy chic seemed to be the theme at the Altuzarra Fall 2012 collection on Feb. 11.
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    Flirty cocktail dresses and bright metallics sashayed down the runway at the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter 2012 collection on Feb. 12.
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    "I wanted to do something bold and vibrant," designer Tracy Reese told Fashionista.com of her Fall 2012 collection, shown on Feb 12. "The skirt lengths are shorter – I just feel [like a shorter hemline] seems more active and energetic. And I want the clothes to have a lot of energy."
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    Red carpet favorite Oscar de la Renta presented dramatic gowns during his Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 14.
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    There was a bit of "Mad Men" elegance spotted on the runway at the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 14.
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    The popular designer, loved by first lady Michelle Obama and Target shoppers, presented sultry, dark styles at the Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2012 collection on Feb. 10.
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    Way to make an entrance: A model presents a big, red creation from Zang Toi Fall/Winter 2012 collection on Feb. 13.
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    Modern, futuristic shapes took hold at the Peter Som Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 10.
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    A model presents a swirly creation at the Costello Tagliapiertra Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 9.
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