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  • A sneak peek into Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Met


    I popped uptown yesterday to the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center for the press preview of its first exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion spotlighting the career of  the legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier  (1906–1978). Through the years, I’ve seen pieces of James work  and many of the gowns on display seemed like beautiful old friends that I was delighted to reaquaint with. But it wasn’t a gown that made me smile. It was seeing his white celenese satin jacket with eiderdown…

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  • Stylish Puffer Coats in Down or Fiber-Fill for Snow Day Chic


    Stylish Puffer Coats in Down or Fiber-Fill for Snow Day Chic. My gosh this holiday blizzard has so many of us scampering for some snow day chic.Just when you thought you had your winter coat situation covered, you realize that cashmere or wool double-breasted really won’t do the trick in a blizzard.There’s nothing that wrecks my nerves more than to spot an otherwise style savvy woman in running around the city with a ski parka (worse with the ancient lift…

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