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Catwalk to Carpet

These days, hardly a tick of the clock goes by between a designer's show and a starlet grabbing one of the runway gowns for an appearance on the red carpet.

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Talk about fast fashion. These days, hardly a tick of the clock goes by between a designer’s show and a starlet grabbing one of the runway gowns for an appearance on the red carpet. While Kiera Knightley patiently waited nearly seven months between the Rodarte fall 2007 show and the London premiere of “Atonement” to slide into her dove gray diaphanous frock, Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing dressed themselves in Missoni and Ralph Lauren, respectively, within a week of the designers’ shows. Watch out models — the stars soon could be ripping the clothes right off your backs.

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