Amid the flurry of fame and excess and ridiculous trends and attention-grabbing outfits that always come with any New York Fashion Week, there are usually — hopefully — some incredibly beautiful dresses and outfits too.
Sure some shows seem to still exist solely for the sake of some photographs and a remarkable front row, but plenty others treat us to clothes that are as innovative as they are majestic.
Here are 17 of our favorite dresses from this season:
This nearly-holographic Sies Marjan
This blue velvet Tory Burch
This outstanding turquoise ballgown at Christian Siriano