By Clarissa Cruz
Updated October 04, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

If the ensembles sashaying down the runway during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC are any indication, we’re all going to be buck naked come spring. Well, not quite, but with all the sky-high minis, hot pants, corsets, and low, low pants on the catwalks, fashion’s definitely getting skimpier. As Marc Jacobs attendee Usher put it, ”less is more.” Other looks included white (still the new black), Avril Lavigne-worthy sportiness at Anna Sui, and — no surprise — lots of fake tans. Celebs, scarce during last year’s somber post-9/11 shows, were back: Benicio Del Toro, TLC’s Chilli, and Hilary Swank hit Marc Jacobs; Britney Spears popped in at House of Field; Bono eyed Rosa Cha’s swimsuits, and Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted at Narciso Rodriguez. But despite the emphasis on sexy, stars tend to stick with what works for them. ”It’s about being who you are,” said Angie Harmon (at Michael Kors). ”Whatever little edge you’ve got, whatever funky quirk you’ve got, just incorporate it into your wardrobe, and that’s so fine.”

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