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Philipp Plein's New York Fashion Week debut includes Jeremy Meeks, the Naked Cowboy, Tiffany Trump and Madonna

Philipp Plein's New York Fashion Week debut includes Jeremy Meeks, the Naked Cowboy, Tiffany Trump and Madonna

Give designer Philipp Plein credit where credit is due. The man knows how to make an unforgettable first impression. To mark his New York Fashion Week debut on Monday night, the German-born, Switzerland-based designer, who traditionally presents his collections in Milan, turned the foyer of the New York Public Library into a deliciously bizarre, living, breathing repository of 21st century American popular culture, complete with a star-spangled building facade, entrance steps lined with a dozen living, breathing, torch-wielding, all-green Statues of Liberty, an Elvis impersonator (Jay Allan) and the Naked Cowboy (the underwear-wearing, guitar-playing stage name of Robert John...

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