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Backstage at the Custo Barcelona Show

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We stopped backstage to check out the pre-show craziness and interview Custo Barcelona designer Custo Dalmau before the show last night. Although the designer is from Spain, he says he chose to show in New York instead of Europe because he feels he gets more exposure in both the U.S. and in European markets by showing here. He also mentioned that although the show's theme was "Hairy Metal," there was no real fur used in the collection. "It's a moral reason," he said. "I don't understand why people would use real fur when there are synthetics where it looks perfect."

The long-pile faux fur, feathers and knotted knits that dominated the collection were interspersed with heavy woven fabrics, sequins, jewels, beads and chains for an aggressive, hard-edged look tempered by a bit of humor and femininity. "The long fur creates a feminine movement when the models are walking," he said.
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