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Blasblog: A Vogue Staple Goes Backstage


Friday was a busy day for Lauren Santo Domingo. Not only was the Vogue contributing editor easing her way into the beginning of the Fall 2009 collections, but she also consulted on not one, but two designer offerings: Bibhu Mohapatra’s show and Christian Cota’s presentation. “Bibhu’s collection was inspired by samurai armor and Amelia Earhart, and dedicated to costumers looking for craftsmanship and architectural lines,” Santo Domingo explained. “Whereas Cota was more
about rebirth, and doing something fun, irreverent, and up for a good time.” The reason these designers look for this advice is because Lauren is her own best client. “What I know is how a woman wants to wear clothing,” Santo Domingo said of her skill set. And according to Cota, decisiveness is a very important quality. “She knows what she wants in a second, and she means what she says,” the designer, who credited his more youthful feel to her help, said at his presentation. “And nearly every time, she’s right.”

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