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Fashion Diary: With Fashion's Night Out, a new era
Fashion Diary: With Fashion's Night Out, a new era

Even as a style-obsessed teen growing up in New York City, I had no idea when it was fashion week, the twice-a-year occasion when designers roll out their collections for a season hence for select store buyers and influential editors. But now, it's impossible to ignore. There are banners on lampposts announcing the event and features on the taxi TV video loop promoting it. On Wednesday, Mayor Bloomberg even renamed the No. 1 subway line "The Fashion Line" for the week. Which is all to say that this fashion week belongs to the city. And why not? Fashion is one of the largest industries in the city, and it is everywhere — on TV, where the shopping extravaganza known as...

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