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Late last night at Bryant Park, womenswear designer Mara Hoffman showed a collection that was summery, colorful, and entirely unmemorable. There were dresses in a washed-out map print, and long and short brightly-printed frocks paired strangely with black close-toed shoes. The entire show felt thrown together, from a messy check-in outside to seating chaos inside (Peoples Revolution head Kelly Cutrone, who came out to manage the situation, didn't seem too pleased). And the audience, many who'd been heavily boozing in line to get in, seemed to be excited that they'd actually made it in to see a runway show—any runway show. Maybe this is the risk you run as the last show of the day.