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Mayor Bloomberg is set to receive an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America tonight. It's not for his groundbreaking style, though: “'When I close my eyes and think of him, I just see this mid-gray suit,' said the designer Stan Herman, a member of the council. Others wince at Mr. Bloomberg’s version of casual wear, like matching salmon-colored socks and sweaters, which can be exasperatingly formal. The council of designers will honor the mayor for his advocacy on their behalf, displayed most vividly two years ago when he intervened to keep the city’s annual fashion shows from being booted out of Bryant Park." [NY Times]