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Laurie Pike

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The New-Old Now

Photos by Julie Pavlowski Model: Camille Waldorf (M Models) “My clothes have no hanger appeal,” proclaims designer Nathalie Saphier. Her silk tops and dresses hang limp and wrinkled, and that’s just the way she likes it. “I have an aversion to newness, so everything looks like it’s been worn before......
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In This Corner

Illustration by Cliff Pershes Los Angeles is the ugly stepsister when it comes to fashion shows — despite the hype over L.A. designers such as Rick Owens, Michelle Mason and Jared Gold, not to mention Paris transplant Jeremy Scott. Poor organization and production values have kept buyers and press away......
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Eyes of the Needle

Photos by Larry Hirshowitz THE DRESS WAS SILK TAFFETA, FITTED, OLIVE GREEN. AND IT WAS ON backward. The model was sauntering down the runway at the debut fashion show of the spring/summer 2003 collection by Coquille et Coquette downtown last November, and designers Janet Planet and Elena Allee were cringing......
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A Sizable Paradox

Illustration by Shino Arihara THE OLD CONCEPT OF SIZE ABSOLUTES — AN 8 IS an 8 is an 8 — has become as loose and deconstructed as a Yohji Yamamoto ensemble. At Old Navy, my size 8 butt nestles comfortably into the company's size 4 pants. But at Aero &......
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Motor City Madness

Jack White was mistaken when he penned the liner notes for his Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit compilation CD in 2000. ”No suit from L.A. or New York is going to fly out to Detroit to check out a band and hand out business cards,“ he wrote. Two years after making......