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1999: Helmut Lang Makes His Move
It's not technically within the ten-year span we set out to celebrate, but fashion's space-time continuum was forever altered by Helmut Lang's decision to move his New York show up ahead of Europe's fashion weeks for Spring 1999. A bold loner? Not for long. The rest of American fashion soon followed suit, and in the last decade New York has gone from a sometimes derivative also-ran to a hotbed of young talent.