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Fashion for a social cause

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This year the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York has taken up various social causes, with spotlight mainly on hyper-skinny models. Other issues include victims of the Darfur conflict and heart disease.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has formed a committee with few medical professionals to keep a check on health problems among young models.

A New York state lawmaker has recommended to establish weight standards for the fashion and entertainment industries.

The traditional fashion shows of Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren along with few new comers are scheduled on the week long show.

Another show of the Red Dress Collection 2007 will be presented tomorrow.

Celebrities from all walks of life like entertainment, sports and business worlds will catwalk on the runway in one-of-a-kind dresses designed by American talents.

Designers like Ralph Rucci and Zac Posen will create outfits using only red, black, green and yellow.

PF Flyers the Boston-based shoe company is planning to unveil a new shoe on the ramp.


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