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Turns out, Rei Kawakubo, is a roll-up-her-sleeves kind of gal. That doesn't mean she sits readily for an interview, preferring to answer questions via e-mail and, at least in the case of her recent exchange with WWD in which she discussed Dover Street Market and the golden renovation of Comme des Garçons' New York flagship, in bold red caps.

Imploding euro? U.S. jobs outlook still scary? No matter. Boding well for the luxury market, the one percent seems destined to carry on, for another generation at least.

Temple Grandin’s multiple unsolicited bows looked like a tragicomic scene from “Arrested Development.”
There are two cheaps. Good twin, bad twin, with the latter historically getting the most play.
Sometimes it’s hard to embrace Galileo. It’s difficult not to believe the universe revolves around us, its every twirl impacting us for good or ill, no matter how unrealistic the assumption.
Oh, for the good old days, when getting the bugs out meant working through the quirks of an imperfect computer program.
Celebrities behaving badly. The public fascination with the genre goes way back, to a time when such questionable deportment was, well, good.
In the mid-Eighties, Swatch watches were an indicator of one’s position in the hierarchy of cool.
I think I’m getting into men’s wear.
Do you work hard? Rhetorical question. This is an industry of furious workers in a furiously work-obsessed society.
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