"Notorious & Notable" Fashion Exhibit Pays Homage to New York Style Icons

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NEW YORK (REUTERS).- Fashion may be for followers but style is original is the message of a new exhibit which gives a glimpse into the closets of 81 women who made their mark on Manhattan. “Notorious & Notable: 20th Century Women of Style,” which opens Tuesday during New York Fashion Week, includes fashions and jewels worn by glamorous newsmakers such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. “We’re not saying who is notorious and who is notable,” said Judith Price, president of the National Jewelry Institute, which collaborated on the exhibit. “We’re leaving that up to the beholder.” But she added that the exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York honors “women who put their thumbprint on New York fashion.” In addition to fashion icons, the exhibit