Fall fashion week 2009

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In years past, a handful of designers trotted out a few curls and kinks as a novelty. But most stuck to slick chignons, conservative bobs and other straight styles.

While those styles were still in abundance at the Fashion Week Fall 2009 Collections in New York, more designers than ever showcased waves, curls and kinks with their ready-to-wear fashions

At the Chris Benz show, it was curly bobs. Models at the Catherine Hostein show wore big messy waves. Models at the Herve Leger show sported curly ponies. Sexy waves were the look at Diane von Furstenberg. And big kinks strutted down the runway at Rachel Comey.