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In a city where every street corner displays a diverse array of colors, cars and cultures, it’s no wonder that Los Angelenos fancy wardrobes that can go from casual to glamorous — all in the blink of a traffic light. Aware of that fact, California designers have created a panoply of looks — from easy denims and Ts to flouncy dresses and gowns.

This story first appeared in the January 22, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.