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Robin Givhan's Best of Fashion 2010

The past year in fashion was marked by the stunning loss of the industry's most captivating iconoclast and the dazzling return of its most charismatic star. But the year was not defined by personalities alone. Instead of merely giving folks pretty clothes, the industry asked consumers to rethink the very definition of "attractive."

 
 

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Former Gucci designer Tom Ford returned to the fashion fold this year after making a name for himself in the movie business with "A Single Man." He presented his first women's-wear collection under his own name for spring 2011 in the intimate space of his Madison Avenue shop. The clothes, shown on women of note such as Julianne Moore and Beyonce, exuded confident sexuality and controlled flamboyance. His audacious decision to bar photographers from the show flummoxed fashion folks but ultimately heightened the anticipation of the clothes' arrival in stores.


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Robin Givhan's Best of Fashion 2010
Photos | The past year in fashion was marked by the stunning loss of the industry's most captivating iconoclast and the dazzling return of its most charismatic star. But the year was not defined by personalities alone. Instead of merely giving folks pretty clothes, the industry asked consumers to rethink the very definition of "attractive."

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