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Carmen Marc Valvo: Elegant ladies turned samurai warriors

Designer Carmen Marc Valvo's Spring 2013 line has

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Alec Baldwin’s new bride, Hilaria, may be new to the Carmen Marc Valvo brand, but she’s hip to the designer’s reputation. “The man knows how to dress a woman,” she said, sitting front row at Valvo’s show Sunday night.

There’s no question that’s what keeps his clients coming back, whether it’s members of the Upper East Side social set or celebs like Vanessa Williams (who was also in the audience). ...

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Costello Tagliapietra: Wrap stars

Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra are masters at designing ladylike dresses for those oh-so-proper luncheons in Manhasset, Old Westbury or — of course — the Upper East Side.  This spring, the ladies who lunch won’t have to do so naked, they’ll be gratified to know, as this duo has churned out another successful collection that’s wrapped, gathered and draped to show off a woman’s curves...

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