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Juxtapositions: Fashion Week Meets San Gennaro

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Christian Francis Roth was the Christian Siriano of the '90s—a 21-year-old wunderkind known for his technical skill. But he was never a financial success, and eventually he had to fold his line and go work for a bunch of depressing brands like Tommy Bahama. Recently he's partnered with a budget-minded Hong Kong company called Gold Palace, and this Fashion Week he's staging a comeback.

Gold Palace refused to let Roth show at Bryant Park (too expensive), so instead his show was held at "a church gymnasium next to his studio." Which happens to be in the middle of the San Gennaro festival. Which means everyone waiting to get into his show had to line up next to...a truck selling funnel cake! And if there's one thing fashion types love, it's fried dough. Or anything fried. Or made out of dough.
· Fashion's Latest Comeback Attempt [WSJ]
· Friday Photo: Funnel Cakes vs. Fashion [UnBeige]