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With women's Fashion Weeks wrapping up around the globe, these cocktail conversation talking points will take you all the way to Spring 2012.

New York: Jason Wu showed a collection that perfectly exemplifies his place as a designer who understands the romantic silhouettes women want to wear— à la Oscar or Carolina—but amps them up with a youthful kick. Case in point: floor-sweeping gowns in highlighter hues.

Milan: Prada thrilled us again with what are sure to be the season's most coveted accessories. Shoes and bags are embellished with one of Miuccia's inspirations for the collection—vintage muscle cars—such that clutches display fenders and stiletto heels are bursting into flames.

Paris: Alber Elbaz created the sultriest collection for Lanvin to date, focusing on silky separates and strong shoulders. Dresses coiled with sequined snakes provoke a question: Had Eve slipped on Lanvin after the Fall, would it all have been worth it?

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