As Fashion Week drew to a close, Ralph Lauren threw a runway show unmatched in its opulence, bringing 300 guests to his private suburban garage, where they sipped champagne and watched models strut amid dozens of gleaming vintage sports cars from his famed — and rarely seen — collection.

In other shows, designer Naeem Khan said he'd been inspired by the famous Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova, Badgley Mischka devoted a collection to the island of Capri — or what the designers imagine Capri to be like — and Shayne Oliver, guest designer at Helmut Lang, injected a jolt of energy into the proceedings with a raucous and sexy show that included leather bras of every kind.

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