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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(Top) A worker at Blue Creations prepares a pair of blue jeans for a crinkle effect known as "3-D whiskers." (Bottom) Employees at Blue Creations apply the destruction/distressing process to jeans by sanding, ripping and tearing them on molds. John Francis Peters for NPR hide caption

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From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion
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Milton Schwartz died October 15, 2015, after a stroke. Courtesy of Ben Schwartz hide caption

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War, Lace And A Lift From 'Playboy': One Man's Life In Lingerie
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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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It has been 20 years since Stacey Dash as Dionne (left) and Alicia Silverstone as Cher walked and talked though the halls of their Beverly Hills high school — on their own mobile phones. Paramount Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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20 Years Ago, 'Clueless' Like Totally Changed '90s Fashion And Vernacular
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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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The latest fashion trend for men turns casual sweatpants into designer threads suitable for working professionals. It's called athleisure, and more high-profile retailers are jumping on board. Craig Barritt/Getty Images hide caption

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For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym
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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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A sales assistant arranges handbags inside a Chanel boutique at a shopping mall in central Guangzhou, China, in February 2014. Alex Lee/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Prices For Chanel Handbags To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia
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Models show designs by Oscar de la Renta at the 1973 Versailles show. De la Renta was one of the first American designers to sign on for the catwalk competition. Daniel Simon/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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How A 1970s Fashion Faceoff Put American Designers In The Spotlight
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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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No more cowboy boots for the Sublette County Sheriff's Department. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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These Boots Weren't Made For Walking: Wyo. Sheriff Bans Cowboy Boots And Hats
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Ali Akdeniz, 85, who always dresses to impress, in some of his various outfits in Berlin. Thanks to photographer Zoe Spawton, he became the star of a blog called What Ali Wore. Courtesy of Zoe Spawton hide caption

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Age 85 And Still Stylish On The Streets Of Berlin
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Javier Goyeneche contends that trash can be transformed into beautiful cloth — with a much higher percentage of recycled materials than found in most commercially popular recycled fabrics. Courtesy of Javier Goyeneche/Ozy.com hide caption

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The author's mother, Reba Roy (far left), dancing on stage in a sari as a young woman. Courtesy of Sandip Roy hide caption

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Love Is Saying 'Sari': The Quest To Save A South Asian Tradition
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