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Remember Fashion Meets Finance, the recurring party for bankers who want to meet fashion ladies and vice versa? It's back, but this time it's trying to be just a tad classier. "In the past the events had a certain connotation that we are trying to get rid of," write the new organizers, describing that connotation as "rich men seeking trophy type girls/models." The organizers blame the bad reputation on outside marketing companies, but let's rewind two years and see how Fashion Meets Finance founder Jeremy Abelson described the party to the Cut. Jeremy? "In the New York dating scene, the men of finance are the lions, and the women of fashion are the trophies. We have to maintain the purity of the genetic lines." Yeah, that might have had something to do with it. [The Cut; Previously]