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Inspired by plant life, Christian Siriano‘s fall show featured a palette of moss green, mauve pink, and muted blacks. “The original inspiration came from these photographs of black orchids, which are called Dracula Orchids,” the designer told us backstage. “They’re a bit creepy and a bit dark, yet very ethereal and quite romantic.” The interpretation was as literal (with laser-cut flower details) as it was imaginative (dresses looked like they had petals and leaves). The show also offered a preview of his new collection for Payless, with gold hardware and five-inch heels, which made some models wobble on the runway. See Christian Siriano’s complete collection for fall in the gallery.

— Grace Lee