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Rebecca Taylor: Ode to 70s Chic

The fall 2011 Rebecca Taylor women's collection is modeled Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 in New York. AP/CBS

Rebecca Taylor helped kick of Fashion Week with a show that found its inspiration in the Parisian nightclub scene from the 1970s. The designer, known for her ultra-feminine, highly wearable pieces that are a big hit with the young socialite set, said it was a set of "dreamy, illusive paintings and blurred images" together with sparkling lights that provided the creative impetus for the runway look we saw.

Celebrities backstage and in the front of the house - including Michelle Trachtenberg, Garcelle Beauvais and ultra-chic Maggie Rizer - gushed over her designs, as did "Real Housewives" star Ramona Singer.

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Taylor's collection was filled with her signature feminine pieces, including flowy skirts in short and longer lengths, silk dresses, slacks and dress blousons.

Foregoing her more contemporary collections of the past, the couturier made use of drapier fabrics for her blouses, pleats and large flower prints. Rich and smoky colors were a highlight with maroon featured prominently in dresses and colored shearlings.

Intricate beading and lace incorporated into delicately printed dresses form the backbone of this alluringly feminine line while the incorporation of more casual silk tees with lace appliques lent an urban chic to it.

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