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October 9, 2006

Some days, writers feel the same way.

It's Fashion Week in Paris. Backstage.

Last Thursday, Hussein Chalayan is sittin' there, chin in hand, wondering what next. He already invented a new designer gown containing electronic circuits. At the press of a button, the hemline rises while the neckline goes down, changing a Victorian style dress into something quite different.

But how do you follow up on success like that?

Hussein ponders and thinks and ruminates to no avail. Finally, he says, "F#@k*t" and grabs a hat and a pair of shoes.

Wandering around the dressing room he shouts, "Who wears a size 7?" A volunteer gets the hat and shoes and instructions. Then she suddenly becomes the rage of Paris fashion design.

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