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    They Call Her Staceypants! Name: Stacey Bendet Age: 29 Job: Fashion designer, Alice + Olivia. Her Fall 2007 collection debuts tonight at 8 p.m. at The Atelier, 635 W. 42nd St., nr. Eleventh Ave. Neighborhood: Bryant Park Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Fictional: Eloise: lived at the Plaza, wore great patent-leather mary janes, and was always in search of an adventure; timeless. Real: My partner, Andrew; he’s the best backseat driver I know.
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    Yes, That’s Catherine Malandrino in the Aston Martin Convertible Name: Catherine Malandrino Age: No comment Job: Designer. Her fall collection debuts today at the Chelsea Art Museum. Neighborhood: Riverside Drive Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Andy Warhol. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Steak from Peter Luger. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Designing, drafting, fitting, cutting, draping, looking.
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    Nanette Lepore Has Ohio on Her Mind Name: Nanette Lepore Age: N/A Job: Fashion designer. Her fall 2007 collection debuted today. Neighborhood: West Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Violet Savage, my daughter. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Steak and fries at Rio Mar, which sadly no longer exists. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Try to make a great outfit. Watch a slideshow of Nanette Lepore’s collection.
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    Tracy Reese Wants Nature, Better Smells Name: Tracy Reese Age: A lady never tells! Job: Designer. Her Fall 2007 collection premiers today. Neighborhood: Murray Hill Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Holly Golightly. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Anything I’ve ever ordered at Indochine.
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    Kimora Lee Simmons Embraces Her Fabulosity Name: Kimora Lee Simmons Age: A woman who will tell her age will tell anything! Job: Mother, businesswoman, fashion designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist. Her fall 2007 Baby Phat collection debuts tonight at 8 p.m. at the Roseland Ballroom. Neighborhood: Upper East Side Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Jackie Kennedy Onassis
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    The Proenza Schouler Boys Like Creative Bums, Hate Sports Name: Lazaro Hernandez Age: 28 Job: Designer Neighborhood: Chelsea Name: Jack McCollough Age: 28 Job: Designer Neighborhood: West Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? L: My dog Jojo. J: Woody Allen. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? L: Nothing beats my mother’s cooking when she’s in New York visiting. Nothing like a home-cooked meal. Now, if only I knew how to cook! J: Per Se.
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    Phillip Lim Likes to Get in Hedi Slimane’s Pants Name: Phillip Lim Age: 33 Job: Fashion designer Neighborhood: Live in Chelsea; work in the garment district. Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? The late Nan Kempner. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Ooh, by far it’s the crispy garlic red snapper at the restaurant NAM (in Tribeca). In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? “Propose Solutions…”
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    Model Jessica Stam Prefers Psychos and Mac ’n’ Cheese Name: Jessica Stam Job: Model Age: 20 Neighborhood: East Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Patrick Bateman from the book American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. “Don’t just look at her ass, EAT IT.” What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Macaroni and cheese with truffles. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? I make clothes look good.
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    Peter Som Spends Too Much on His Sheets Name: Peter Som Age: 36 Job: Clothing designer Neighborhood: West Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Laura Mars. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Eleven Madison Park always does the trick. But lately I always find myself eating the fried artichokes followed by the polpettine alla siciliana at Gusto, which is in my neighborhood. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Try really hard to make pretty things.
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    Model Karolina Kurkova Really Loves Green Juice Name: Karolina Kurkova Age: 22 Job: Model Neighborhood: Tribeca Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? The Statue of Liberty. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Pure Food & Wine’s Raw Tiramisu — it’s the most amazing I’ve ever had. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Create fantasy.
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    Makeup Artist Pat McGrath Is Voting for Oprah Name: Pat McGrath Age: 37 Job: Editorial and fashion makeup artist; creative design director for P&G Beauty, which includes Covergirl, Max Factor, and SK-II Neighborhood: West Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Quentin Crisp. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? All the food at Extra Virgin on Little West 4th. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Put makeup on, take makeup off, design makeup.
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    Narciso Rodriguez Can’t Sleep Without Jon StewartName: Narciso Rodriguez Age: 45 Job: Designer Neighborhood: Gramercy Park–East Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Jerry Seinfeld. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? A Cuban sandwich at Sucelt on 14th Street. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? E-mail/phone/fitting/sketching/draping/meeting
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    Model Gemma Ward Leaps Around and Gets Naked Name: Gemma Ward Age: 19 Job: Model-actress Neighborhood: East Village, but on the move … Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Bob Dylan. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? I have had my fair share of four-hour lunches at La Bottega at the Maritime Hotel, but it’s a great hang and the margherita pizza is fantastic. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Drink coffee and read the paper while getting hair, makeup, and nails done, get undressed, get dressed, pose, leap, laugh, get undressed, eat lunch, touch-ups, get dressed, get undressed, get dressed. etc. etc. etc.
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    Behnaz Sarafpour Medicates in the Tub Name: Behnaz Sarafpour Age: 36 Job: Fashion designer Neighborhood: West Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Holly Golightly. What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten in New York? A lobster roll at Mary’s Fish Camp in the West Village. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Attempt to problem-solve!
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    Anna Sui Hates Tourists and Rats Name: Anna Sui Age: No comment Job: Fashion designer Neighborhood: Greenwich Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? I came to New York to meet Andy Warhol and Diana Vreeland. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Fried chicken at Max’s Kansas City. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? I find alternative solutions.
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