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MassArt presents Fiandaca retrospective

When I heard that East Boston fashion designer Alfred Fiandaca had passed away in February, I was at New York Fashion Week, notebook in hand, trying to keep up with the grind of multiple shows each day. I knew little about Fiandaca, aside from his designing for Ann Romney, and after hearing the news I immediately ran back to the Lincoln Center tents.

In keeping up with the new, I’m often guilty of not looking in the taffeta-covered rearview mirror as often as I should. So I operated under the assumption that Fiandaca was the man who designed solely for those moneyed women who lunched. The ladies of a bygone era who enjoyed an occasional cucumber sandwich and a round of bridge.

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