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NEW YORK — In Chinese astrology, 2004 may be the Year of the Monkey, but in some fashion circles, it’s the year of the snake. Accessories designers are using the slinky reptiles to decorate everything from bags to shoes and jewelry. Here,...

NEW YORK — In Chinese astrology, 2004 may be the Year of the Monkey, but in some fashion circles, it’s the year of the snake. Accessories designers are using the slinky reptiles to decorate everything from bags to shoes and jewelry. Here, Ben Amun’s goldplated brass and pewter necklace with Swarovski crystals. For more on the trend, see photospread Hiss Boom Bah!

This story first appeared in the January 5, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.