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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 19, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo sits with a bolt of fabric in his New York studio while putting together his Spring 2014 collection for a Fashion Week runway show on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. Valvo has been at this for more than 20 years and says, "the most rewarding part of building the collection is when you make your final edit and the run of show is set in stone and no more changes can be made." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 21, 2013 photo, a dress by fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo is pinned to a mannequin at his studio in New York. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 21, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo carries dresses while putting together his Spring 2014 collection, in his studio in New York. Valvo says "the most rewarding part of building the collection is when you make your final edit and the run of show is set in stone and no more changes can be made." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 21, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo prepares his Spring 2014 collection at his studio, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 19, 2013 photo, fabric cutter Oscar Santa works on a table stacked with rolls of fabric in the New York studio of fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 show on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug. 20, 2013 photo, a sketch for a design by Carmen Marc Valvo is placed on fabric in his New York studio. Valvo's Spring 2014 collection will be shown during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 20, 2013 photo, Creative Director Il Park handles fabric in the workspace of fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo's New York studio. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 show on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 19, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, left, supervises, pattern maker Luz Pyne, center left, and creative director Il Park adjusting a skirt on Valvo's model Taylor Foster at Valvo's New York studio. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug. 29, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, left, stands with his model Taylor Foster as she tests outfits in a hallway that doubles as a runway at Valvo's New York studio. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug. 30, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, left, watches, as his model Taylor Foster tries on a pair of shoes in a hallway in Valvo's New York studio. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 20, 2013 photo, pattern maker Luz Pyne pins cloth to a mannequin at the New York studio of fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    A worker stitches fabric in fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo's New York studio, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 30, 2013 photo, designer Annie Le handles a dress on a mannequin in the production room of the New York studio of fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug. 15, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, second from left, consults with his communications director Frank Pulice as Valvo's model Taylor Foster, and creative director Il Park, right, look at fashion drawings in a hallway at Valvo's New York studio. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 22, 2013 photo, pattern maker Luz Pyne pins cloth to a mannequin at the New York studio of fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 29, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, second from left, watches as his muse-model Taylor Foster holds up a model's photo at Valvo's New York studio where his team, including pattern maker Luz Pyne, left, and creative director Il Park choose candidates for the upcoming show. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 19, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, in glasses, watches his muse-model Taylor Foster be fitted for a dress at Valvo's New York studio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug. 22, 2013 photo, Il Park, creative director for fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, carries a piece of fabric at Valvo's New York studio. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug. 30, 2013 photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, left, watches, as his muse-model Taylor Foster and creative director Il Park work on a dress in a hallway that doubles as a runway at Valvo's New York studio. Valvo and his team have been working day-in and day-out to create his Spring 2014 collection for his New York Fashion Week runway show on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug. 29, 2013 photo, models wait to be seen by Il Park, second from left, creative director for fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, during casting for an upcoming show at Valvo's studio in New York. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug 30, 2013 photo, a model auditions for Il Park, second from left, creative director for fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, during casting for an upcoming show at Valvo's studio in New York. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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    John Minchillo - AP
    In this Aug. 30, 2013, photo, fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, left, talks to model Taylor Foster at Valvo's New York studio. Valvo will show his Spring 2014 collection on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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