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In an effort to make reading Racked as much like being in the tents as humanly possible, we'll be liveblogging the shows all week, from the suspense of waiting in line (will the seats be any good?) to the drama of the runway (will anyone stumble?) to the post-show euphoria. This time around: goddess dresses from Diane von Furstenberg.
Show location: The Tent at Bryant Park
The skinny: Romantic, flattering, bold pieces from the queen of fashion people actually wear
Celebs spotted: Pat Field, Rachel Zoe, Zoe's assistant Brad, Blake Lively, Michelle Trachtenberg, Joe Zee, Candace Bergen, Estelle, Andre Leon Talley, French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld
The takeaway: Very Greco-Roman, but with the same intense color scheme as the fall 2009 "nomad" collection—like the Greeks colonizing Asia Minor. Which they did, so it's historically accurate!
3:40pm: There's an image of an ancient-looking stone arch and palm trees on a screen at the end of the runway.
3:41pm: And the runway itself looks like its made of stone slabs.
3:45pm: Lots of wrap dresses in here.
3:48pm: First sighting: Pat Field
3:58pm: CNN jus tasked us to move so they could shoot Pat Field. What, just cause they're an international news network they think they're better than us?
4:12pm: Rachel Zoe is here with Brad. Also Blake Lively.
4:15pm: Michelle Trachtenberg, Joe Zee, Candace Bergen. Rumors of Diana Ross
4:16pm: Lynn Yaeger spotting! And once again we are next to a small child.
4:17pm: Woman with child is explaining who Rachel Zoe is. A teachable moment! "She makes a living just shopping and buying clothes."
4:22pm: This is a mob scene!
4:26pm: Estelle is here. She's everywhere.
4:26pm: Someone is shushing us.
4:28pm: Starting w/ Madonna "Erotic"
4:30pm: Models have gold laurel leaves in their hair
4:30pm: Lovely leafy green print
4:32pm: Everything is very goddessy. Except for rockstar furry white coat.
4:35pm: Same rich colors as last year's nomads
4:37pm: It's over. Diane von Furstenberg now walking the runway to major applause.
4:39pm: Getting out of here is going to be a nightmare.