FOUL PLAY: When it comes to double-booking fashion shows, New York designers seem to bask in creating scheduling conflicts. There are already at least six time slots where more than one show will take place in the city during the Feb. 7-14 fashion shows. But where overlaps are normally planned between designers in different markets, this season, a couple of direct competitors are facing off over time.

Tracy Reese, who famously went head-to-head a few seasons back with Christina Perrin (and look where she is now), booked her 1 p.m. time slot on Feb. 10 with 7th on Sixth months ago, only to hear that direct competitor Jill Stuart decided this week to show at the same time in an off-site venue. "If you stake your claim and you’re confirmed, we should respect each other’s time slots," Reese said. "But it’s not always that simple."

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