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"We kindly request that all attendees be under 40," said a tiny postscript on the invitation to "Intersextion: Rock & Roll Runway Retrospective."

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: The Council of Fashion Designers of America's Business Service Network kicked into full gear on Tuesday with a breakfast at the Carlton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. There were eight tables hosted by different inaugural members, and those in attendance were encouraged to move around and make connections. "It's kind of like speed dating," joked Steven Kolb, the CFDA's executive director.

The initiative was conceived by CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg, who didn't make it because she was participating in a governor's conference with Maria Shriver on the West Coast. That didn't stop more than 100 designers and business executives from showing up though, including Andrew Rosen, Charles Nolan, Lord & Taylor's Richard Baker and LaVelle Olexa, Yeohlee Teng, Esteban Cortazar, Vera Wang's Susan Sokol, Zac Posen's Susan Posen, Karen Harvey and Designers & Agents' Ed Mandelbaum and Barbara Kramer. Duckie Brown designer Daniel Silver used the opportunity to introduce himself to J.C. Penney's president and chief merchandising officer Ken Hicks to make a case for a potential secondary line at a lower price point. "You don't ask, you don't get," Silver joked.
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