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Paparazzi’s Paradise: Clothes Take Backseat To Celebrity Photo Ops

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Overview

It is increasingly looking like a fantasy. Halfway through fashion week, the scene inside the tents and in off-site ventures had struck a note too familiar. Show after show, celebrity appearances have triggered a frenzy of photographers.

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Sigrid Adds Vitality to Bridge

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Prom in Focus at Atlanta

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French Connection Net Plunges 68% in 1st Half

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China Imports Continue to Soar in July

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Red Carpet Must-Sees

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Behind-The-Scenes

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Versace Cuts Loss in First Half

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Memo Pad: Take Three … Tyler’s Shopping Channel … Born Rich, Getting Richer

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TJX Chief Executive Resigns Post

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Enyce Appoints New President

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Cool Girls on Film – Marc Jacobs, Bill Blass, Monique Lhuillier

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Back to Basics – DKNY, Ellen Tracy, Behnaz Sarafpour, BCBG Max Azria, Charles Nolan

Forget boho. Forget embellishments. Designers have cleaned up their acts, ushering in looks that are stark, airy and simple.

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