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Kate Spade takes Manhattan with whimsical sophistication that's a little foxy, too

Kate Spade takes Manhattan with whimsical sophistication that's foxy

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The Kate Spade New York fall collection has a foxy theme. Photo by © Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com
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A waiter is ready to provide nourishment to wobbly models. Photo by © Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com
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Kate Spade New York creative director Deborah Lloyd and stylist Brad Goreski. Photo by © Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com
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For evening, The Kate Spade New York fall collections mixes it up with pink cocktail dresses and whimsical accessories. Photo by © Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com
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The Kate Spade New York fall collection ranges from a little black dress to patterned togs. Photo by © Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com
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Chic looks are livened up with faux fur accessories. Photo by © Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com
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Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Kate Spade March 2015 Deborah Lloyd and Brad Goreski
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NEW YORK —Kate Spade New York creative director Deborah Lloyd loves Manhattan. Her whimsical fall collection looks like something out of the quintessential 1990 New York movie, Metropolitan, in which a group of upper-crust preppies engage in sophisticated repartee at chic nightspots during debutante season. 

With the help of stylist Brad Goreski (from the ill-fated new version of Fashion Police), Lloyd placed models on boxes throughout a large room that resembled an upscale New York hotel bar, with cartoon-etched wallpaper and a pianist tinkling the ivories of a baby grand piano while the fashion pressed milled about. 

 And, of course, accessories sparkled, with the tongue-in-chic theme that fans of Kate Spade have come to expect. 

Pink cocktail dresses with black bows in the back and swing coats with jeweled buttons have a '50s retro attitude. There's also a fox theme (Lloyd said she was inspired by Roald Dahl, author of Fantastic Mr. Fox and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) in print dresses with a tiny critter peeking out amid the woods, faux fur accent pieces, and red-and-black capes, skirts and jackets fit for the hunter-and-jumper crowd.

And, of course, accessories sparkled, with the tongue-in-chic theme that fans of Kate Spade have come to expect.

Jeweled loafers, circular handbags in a furry owl design and a pink clutch with colored-candy-like buttons spelling out "Mix It Up" sent the message that fashion shouldn't be taken so seriously.

Thankfully, a tuxedoed waiter passed around brightly colored candies to the models so they could stay nourished if they got a little wobbly.