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Best dresses on the runway

Gorgeous gowns and flirty, sexy dresses were spotted all over the New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 runways. Take a look at the best styles, from Betsey Johnson to Jason Wu.

Goregous gowns and flirty, sexy dresses were spotted all over the New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 runways. Take a look at the best styles, from Betsey Johnson to Jason Wu.

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Pretty drapes? A model walks the runway at the Sophie Theallet Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 14.

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A gorgeous green gown is presented at the Tadashi Shoji Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 9.

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Models present creations by Tadashi Shoji on Feb. 9.

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The Japanese designer was inspired by the glamour of 1930s Shanghai for the Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2012 collection show on Feb. 9.

Inspired by the 1982 movie "Cat People," the French designer opted for dark and sexy styles at her Catherine Malandrino Fall 2012 on Feb. 12.

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Supermodel Coco Rocha walked the runway for her close friend (and wedding dress designer) Zac Posen, at the Zac Posen Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 12.

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A beautiful, blush-colored gown from the Zac Posen Fall 2012 collection on Feb. 12.

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The American fashion designer sent down a fishtail-sporting model at the Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012 show on Feb. 14.

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Cushnie et Ochs, a recent favorite of first lady Michelle Obama, sent models down their Fall/Winter 2012 collection runway in sexy, body-hugging dresses on Feb. 10.

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One model looks like she's starting a fire at the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 collection on Feb.10.

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The celebrity-favorite designer gave a sexy twist to her signature black-tie gowns at the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 11.

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The iconic designer presented a graphic-print gown at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 on Feb. 13.

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A model shows off a graphic gown at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 13.

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Known for fun and colorful fashion, Betsey Johnson showcased pretty, '90s-inspired floral prints in her Fall 2012 collection.

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A simple, elegant gown from the DKNY Women's Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 12.

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Luxurious gypsy chic seemed to be the theme at the Altuzarra Fall 2012 collection on Feb. 11.

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Flirty cocktail dresses and bright metallics sashayed down the runway at the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter 2012 collection on Feb. 12.

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"I wanted to do something bold and vibrant," designer Tracy Reese told Fashionista.com of her Fall 2012 collection, shown on Feb 12. "The skirt lengths are shorter – I just feel [like a shorter hemline] seems more active and energetic. And I want the clothes to have a lot of energy."

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Red carpet favorite Oscar de la Renta presented dramatic gowns during his Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 14.

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There was a bit of "Mad Men" elegance spotted on the runway at the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 14.

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The popular designer, loved by first lady Michelle Obama and Target shoppers, presented sultry, dark styles at the Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2012 collection on Feb. 10.

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Way to make an entrance: A model presents a big, red creation from Zang Toi Fall/Winter 2012 collection on Feb. 13.

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Modern, futuristic shapes took hold at the Peter Som Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 10.

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A model presents a swirly creation at the Costello Tagliapiertra Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 9.

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