Grace Coddington and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour at a 2013 Donna Karan New York show. Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage hide caption

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Creative Director Of American 'Vogue' Steps Down
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'Fear And Clothing': A Travelogue Of America Through The Clothes We Wear
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Princess Pageant crowns reflect the importance of patchwork, beadwork, and Seminole symbols. Will O'Leary hide caption

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A Princess In Patchwork: Sewing For The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant
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"Osceola" stands in front of a crowd at the FSU homecoming game. Eileen Soler/Seminole Tribune hide caption

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Osceola At The 50-Yard Line
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This life-sized porcelain image of the Virgin Mary was brought over from Italy in 1884. Danielle Oteri hide caption

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The Madonna Of 115th Street Gets A Long-Awaited Makeover
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Parsons School of Design graduate Lucy Jones created Seated Design, a collection of clothing for people who use wheelchairs. The clothes include extra fabric at the elbows for greater mobility. Courtesy of Lucy Jones hide caption

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From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities
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Designer Thom Browne says he usually shows his men's collections in Paris, but he felt it was important to support the first Fashion Week for men in New York. Jacki Lyden hide caption

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Men Strut Their Stuff At Their Very Own New York Fashion Week
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Whalebone stays and pannier from France, 1740-1760. The hoops of the pannier fold up, making it easier for the wearer to climb into carriages. Patricia Canino hide caption

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Shake What Your Mama Didn't Give You: Shapewear Through The Ages
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Robert Duncan poses with his wife, Karen, for New York photographer Iké Udé. Iké Udé/Courtesy of Robert and Karen Duncan hide caption

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Nigerian Artist Continues A Family Tradition With 'Sartorial Anarchy'
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Models walk the catwalk in March 2009 during one of Alexander McQueen's last shows, Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2009, in Paris. McQueen was one of several fashion designers elevated to prominence by Bernard Arnault, the French tycoon who transformed the business of high fashion. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Luxury Fashion Industry Became All Business
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'Schiaparelli': The Shocking, Shadowed Life Of A Fashion Icon
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Artist Miranda July contributed a series of photos in which strangers try on one another's favorite outfits. Michael Schmelling/Courtesy of Blue Rider Press hide caption

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For 'Women In Clothes,' It's Not What You Wear, It's Why You Wear It
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(Left) Mayan artisans from the Yucatan region hand-embroidered an armadillo onto this linen dress from Carla Fernández's Mayalands collection. (Right) This Fernandez dress is a traditional rebozo shape which honors the square root design of ancient patterns. Ramiro Chaves/Courtesy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum hide caption

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A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway
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The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met
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Socialite and actress Baby Jane Holzer, seen here in 1966, was one of artist Andy Warhol's first superstars. Harry Benson/Getty Images hide caption

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'Baby Jane' Holzer's Flight From High Society To Warhol Superstar
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A backless gown with a feather-trimmed hoodie from French designer Andre Courreges, 1974. Courtesy of Ebony hide caption

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The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk
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