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Past and present collide

With the last day of fashion week falling on 9/11, Vanessa Friedman finds out how designers meld these two unconnected events into their works
Sep 13, 2014 6:00 AM

THE fact that the final day of the New York collections also happened to be Sept 11 is the sort of jarring coincidence that portends a collision of worlds: On that day, in this city, a tragedy occurred. Remembering it, how can we sit merrily by and look at skirts? It seems an impossible