Fashion week

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Watch a wonderful slide show overview of fashion weeks all around the world, from the New York Times – link here. What a diversity of looks! I love the culture and imagination that goes into these creations. When I was a girl, I used to sit in my mother’s boutique and read Vogue Magazine cover to cover and dream of the fabrics and the colors and the way the clothes must look when the models moved in them. Sometimes my mother would take me downtown to the G Street Remnant Shop to buy fabrics and patterns for dresses and gowns her customers had ordered – or for a dress for her or for me. Now the Remnant Shop has moved out into the suburbs to Rockville, Maryland, and is part of a mall. Dressmakers still wear measuring tapes around their necks and pins on their sleeves – the uniform of the people behind fashion.

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