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Menswear-Inspired Looks Dominate the Yigal Azrouel Runway

Pieces from Yigal Azrouel's Fall 2011 Collection, presented at New York Fashion Week. (Getty Images)

(CBS) Yigal Azrouel had the suit in mind when he designed his Fall 2011 collection, which was previewed during New York Fashion Week Wednesday.

Cropped cigarette pants, presented in black silk, grey corduroy and techno wool in bright hues, were paired with tuxedo shirts, oversized knits and suede heel loafers.

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There was also a strong weight of outerwear that kept in line with his menswear inspired approach, like the mandarin orange opera coat he sent out over a grey pullover.

A sparkly cream tie and a purple satin pocket square were a few of the details he offered that feminized his collection.

The Israeli-born designer said the mix of womenswear and menswear "reveals a strong sense of personality and confidence.

Admiring his pieces from the front row were actresses Vanessa Hudgens, Greta Gerwig and Paz de la Huerta.

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