From The Runway To...Your Closet! Win One Of Rebecca Taylor’s Latest Looks!

Aaahhhhh. Fashion Week — at least in our neck of the woods — is finally over. And once it's all said and done, it doesn't matter if you saw Anna with your own eyes or stayed up all night flipping through slideshows. When you're obsessed with seeing the latest looks float down the runway, experiencing each designer's vision through any medium is really all that matters.
So, whether you walked away with your hundredth invite or a desktop folder of Tommy Ton's best shots, we're about to inject your New York Fashion Week experience with one last surge of excitement. Ready?
We've teamed up with gorgeous womenswear designer Rebecca Taylor to give two lucky readers a gift they'll cherish forever: a dress straight off the catwalk.
This perfect oxblood frock (picked by Taylor herself!) could be hanging up on store racks, in a stylist's studio, or, oh yeah, in your own closet. And with its flattering fit and feminine cut, it'll take you anywhere from a classroom to a cocktail party, which just so happens to be part of Rebecca's whole philosophy.
Take a look at what she had to say about this season's collection, and pop on over to the contest to take a stab at winning it yourself. This one's a doozy, so don't miss out!
What one item were you most excited about in the collection?
I am obsessed with the Petrol tweed dress and leather sleeve.
Where do you envision the Rebecca-Taylor girl going in these clothes?
These clothes were made with versatility in mind. They can work with each other in different ways.
You manage to still be very feminine despite integrating a dark color palette and a lot of leather. As a designer, how do you balance those two worlds?
It’s very much the way I dress. I like to wear garments tailored for men with very feminine elements. For example: cargos with Victorian blouses.
Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor
The FW '13 collection felt very effortlessly cool. What aspects of this collection do you think drive that point home?
The girls were amazing. The hair and makeup came together well. All the clothes felt like we were desperate to have them.
What was your most unexpected inspiration for this season?
Frank Lloyd Wright in terms of architecture-meets-nature and also the colors in his stained-glass collaborations with Prairie.
With this collection masterfully toeing the line, what's the best way to balance masculine and feminine looks in one outfit?
Very important to remember how makeup can balance a look. A slash of red lipstick and red nails can really feminize a trouser and silk T-shirt look.
If a girl only has one outfit in her closet, it should be....
Perfect jeans, distressed tweed jacket, silk T-shirt, and a pair of stilettos.
Tell me about the dress you selected to give away — why this one? This dress is really flattering on all body types. It’s modern and feminine, but still has some edge. The color is great, too, and it's easy to wear.
Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor

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