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Citymeals on Wheels Raises Nearly $1.2M

Citymeals on Wheels this week hosted its 32nd Annual Power Lunch for Women fundraiser, raising nearly $1.2 million.
Fashion supporters of the benefit include Chanel, Dr. Patricia Wexler, Marcy Syms, Patti Cohen, Michael Kors, John Pomerantz, Georgina Chapman, Marigay McKee, Tamara Mellon, Jan Singer and Iman.
This year’s honorees include Kathie Lee Gifford, co-host of the fourth hour of “The Today Show;” Jessica Lappin, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, and Derek Blasberg, YouTube’s Director of Fashion and Beauty. Gifford brought attendees to tears with her speech about the need to give back. An anonymous donor agreed to donate up to $1 million through the matching of donations starting at $10,000. Gifford kicked off the fundraising round with a $50,000 donation.
Mellon provided three styles from her eponymous line – Frontline, Icon and Siren – for auction. Skin care line Valmont provided a gift basket for auction and $2,500 toward a facial. Another option provided for auction was a Power Lunch with honoree Blasberg for breakfast, lunch or tea at Tiffany & Co.’s The Blue Box Café.
Actress Jane Krakowski was the emcee for the event, which included a reading of letters from meals recipients by Iman, and actresses Kathleen Turner and

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South African Fashion on Show at Zeitz MOCAA

South Africa’s fashion and art crowd descended upon Cape Town this week for the pre-opening party of contemporary art museum Zeitz MOCAA’s first fashion exhibition, “21 Years: Making Histories With South African Fashion Week.”
SA Fashion Week, founded by former model Lucilla Booyzen in 1997, marked the anniversary last October with a small exhibition shown during the presentation of the SAFW 2019 fall collections in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton City. Booyzen chose 21 designers as a historical recap of the past 21 years of SA fashion, and planned a book to accompany the exhibit.
“When Erica de Greef, the senior fashion curator of Zeitz MOCAA, heard that I was going to do a book and an exhibition, she was incredibly excited, and she then planned to do an edited version of what I did in Johannesburg at Zeitz,” Booyzen recounted.
Curated by de Greef, the exhibition occupies two gallery spaces on the museum’s fourth level and features 21 ensembles from 21 designers, spanning different styles, multiple collections and various seasons, showcasing, in effect, a micro-history of South African fashion since 1997. On show are designers such as Clive Rundle, Amanda Laird Cherry and Loxion Kulca, alongside younger names such as Sindiso Khumalo, Thebe

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Shaniqwa Jarvis Teams With X-Girl to Drop Capsule Collection at Social Studies NY

STREET-SMART FASHION: The streetwear brand X-Girl has lined up portrait photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis for its latest collaboration.
Compact to the degree that only three items are offered, the styles are available through Sunday at Social Studies NY, a multipurpose space and pop-up. To help spread the word about the collaboration, photographer Chandler Kennedy shot the painter and model Monica Hernandez wearing the assortment. A “Mini Me” crewneck sweatshirt retails for $95, the $50 “Too Many Rich People in NY” T-shirt and the $50 “Less, Less, Less” tote bag, which was hand-dyed by Jarvis, are up-for-grabs.
Jarvis, who has shot for Gap, Supreme, Riposte and others, dove into the capsule collection sector last year for the launch of her Baque Creative Press-published book. Started by musician Kim Gordon and stylist Daisy von Furth in 1994, the X-Girl brand has renewed its focus on New York, and is on the lookout for new talent and creatives that align with the brand. The company has more than 100 stores in Japan and has loyalists like Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Coppola. Early on, the Lafayette Street-rooted label rallied young feminists and that ethos remains.
Housed in Milk Studios, Social Studies NY builds from the success of last year’s Social

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Dauphin Publishes New Book With Paolo Roversi

Place Vendôme jeweler Dauphin will release a book in collaboration with photographer Paolo Roversi.
The tome marks Dauphin’s fifth anniversary, and is the first publication of its kind for the company. It features models Saskia De Brauw and Guinevere Van Seenus alongside Roversi’s daughter, Stella Roversi. Images were styled by Hannes Hetta, featuring hair and makeup devised by Julien D’Ys.
Dauphin’s artistic director and designer Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld said of the book: “The last five years have been crucial in characterizing and refining Dauphin’s aesthetics to offer an alternative vision. Paolo Roversi’s contribution has been a key element to forge the house’s image. It is therefore a natural progression to celebrate this milestone with a publication, both as an exploration of the house’s archives and a reflection on the evolution of my work for Dauphin.”
Roversi noted that: “”By photographing Charlotte Dauphin’s creations, you will discover new lights, unsuspected magical reflections, splendors of a different and mysterious elegance.”
Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld concurred, noting: “The book is also a place where Paolo and I can share our artistic conversation. Paolo draws with light and movement, there is a beautiful suspension in time in his work and I feel that it is in this

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Anna Sui, Glamglow’s Shannon Dellimore Honored by Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization

Anna Sui and Glamglow cofounder Shannon Dellimore are among the honorees at this year’s annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
Held at the United Nations today, the annual gathering of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization is meant to empower female entrepreneurs globally to drive economic expansion and advance their communities.
“As a woman who founded her own business, I know firsthand the challenges women and women in business face,” Dellimore said. “I also know we can be powerful forces for change because women get things done. The work of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is to empower, celebrate and support women in business around the world to help alleviate poverty.”

Shannon Dellimore

The annual gathering unites business leaders, government officials and women’s empowerment advocates to collaborate on solutions to give young women opportunities to launch their own businesses through new policies or education. The organization has chapters in 144 countries and 110 universities globally.
“My motto has always been: live your dream,” Sui said on advice she gives young female entrepreneurs. “Competition and circumstances can be tough, but you need to be true to yourself and figure out your own niche. Do what you are best at and what you’re interested in and learn your craft.”
In addition to Sui

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Dressing Like Barbie Rings Up Sales for Unique Vintage Clothing

A REAL DOLL: Barbie turns 60 next year, but somehow the doll’s fashion choices haven’t gotten old with shoppers.
Nearing a year into an 18-month collaboration with Mattel, Unique Vintage Clothing is still racking up sales for its Barbie-inspired clothing. The Burbank, Calif. boutique and online store reached out to the California-based toy maker with some preliminary designs, “thinking it was a long shot,” according to a Unique Vintage Clothing spokeswoman. “But they were thrilled with the idea and excited to bring the collection to life. We couldn’t believe that it had never been done before.”
Bestsellers include the $134 strapless black Solo in the Spotlight Wiggle dress, which has removable spaghetti straps, a Barbie pin and a layered tulle mermaid flair. Plus-size shoppers are also buying the $198 Suburban Shopper dress, a princess-seamed flared design that borrows from the one created for the doll in 1959. Another classic style that is ringing up sales is the $88 My Barbie Collection Swing Skirt — the voluminous high-waisted separate has hidden pockets and a border print featuring images of Barbie in her many incarnations. Contrary to Unique Vintage’s name, the Barbie collection is made from new fabrics — some of which are sourced, while

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Louis Vuitton to Stage Cruise 2020 Show in New York

NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Louis Vuitton is heading to the Big Apple for its next cruise show in May, according to a post on Friday by Nicolas Ghesquière, artistic director of the house’s women’s collections, on his personal Instagram page. It was accompanied by a compilation video of recent venues for the house’s cruise shows mixed with images of the New York skyline and a bridge at sunset.

The event will take place on May 8, with the location yet to be disclosed.
Accustomed to showing his Louis Vuitton collections in the majestic surroundings of the Louvre museum, Ghesquière opted for an equally exceptional, but altogether more confidential, art destination for his cruise display in May, at the Fondation Maeght in the village of Saint-Paul de Vence in the South of France.
In 2017, the globetrotting house staged its cruise show at the Miho Museum, a stunning mountaintop venue located near Kyoto, Japan, designed by I.M. Pei, the architect behind the Louvre pyramid in Paris.
New York seems to be the destination of choice for European fashion houses of late. Versace will hold its pre-fall show in Manhattan on Dec. 2, while Chanel will show its next Métiers d’Art collection at the Metropolitan Museum

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Zoë Kravitz Featured in Tiffany & Co.’s Dreamland Holiday Campaign

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: Tiffany & Co. has set a surrealist wonderland for its holiday campaign.
A television and digital advertisement called “Believe in Dreams” features actress Zoë Kravitz as a Tiffany salesperson whose daydream plunges her into a magical world of mad-hatter jewelry craftsmen.
Xiao Wen Ju, Karen Elson and Maye Musk join Kravitz along the journey, which leads to a tea party hosted by Naomi Campbell — all of it set to Aerosmith’s classic “Dream On.”
The spot, which was directed by Mark Romanek — one of the masterminds behind Beyoncé’s visual album, “Lemonade” — strategically features designs from Tiffany’s Paper Flowers, Hardwear, Tiffany T, Return to Tiffany and Tiffany Keys collections. It also highlights pastries from the jeweler’s Blue Box Café.
Tiffany’s chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff said of the campaign in a statement: “The holiday season is a time of year when more than ever, we’re inspired to dream. At Tiffany, our artisans work to create magic and beauty in every piece. We created this film to bring their artistry to life and capture the spirit of a Tiffany holiday where anything is possible.”
The campaign will begin airing today. To mark its debut, Tiffany has mounted a craftsmanship workshop within its

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Untitled Entertainment, Two Girls From Queens Form BRANDtitled Agency

Entertainment management and production company Untitled Entertainment today announces a partnership with brand agency Two Girls From Queens — founded by Scoop cofounder Stefani Greenfield and attorney and communications executive Hilla Narov — to form BRANDtitled. A full-spectrum consultancy, BRANDtitled, alongside the Untitled management team, will architect and manage new brand businesses and provide creative product and strategic marketing and communications direction for its clients.
BRANDtitled will develop and build brands as well as partner with Untitled Entertainment’s management team and talent roaster to pioneer new and unique business ventures. “Many of our clients have brand building aspirations so we saw the opportunity for this expansion,” said Untitled’s cofounder Jason Weinberg. “We have known Stefani and Hilla for many years and the timing was right.”
Greenfield, known for her merchandising expertise as the cofounder of multibrand retailer Scoop, will oversee product development, brand identity, marketing and creative direction. Narov will be integral in aligning and synergizing talent and brands across all platforms. Both will be based in New York.
Untitled Entertainment, founded by Weinberg and Stephanie Simon, has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, representing top talent including Madonna, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Jared Leto; fashion figures Christie Brinkley, Naomi Campbell

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AllSaints Unveils Fragrance Line in Partnership With Revlon

LONDON — You can buy a leather jacket, and now you can smell like one, too.
British retail brand AllSaints is diving nose first into perfumery. The contemporary label, known for its leather biker jackets, is padding its portfolio with three debut fragrances, in partnership with Revlon.
Sunset Riot, Metal Wave and Incense City are unisex scents, and according to the brand, pay tribute to the “diversity of AllSaints.” Creative director of AllSaints Wil Beedle said the fragrances have been created with unexpected combinations, such as floral notes mixed with leather and metal ones.
“We are extending our activity beyond ready-to-wear and it made sense for us to explore the fragrance world,” Beedle said. Earlier this year, AllSaints inked a licensing agreement with Global Brands Group to expand its accessories range to include footwear, socks, costume jewelry and cold weather accessories.
By partnering with Revlon, AllSaints is hoping to strengthen its position as a global retailer. “It was immediately clear that not only does Revlon have an impeccable expertise, it also has an intuitive understanding of our brand. The Revlon team were hugely supportive and allowed us to achieve what we wanted without compromising our vision,” said Beedle.
Both companies view the partnership as a way to reach

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Kering Foundation Unveils Campaign Against Cyberbullying

SAFE SPACE: The Kering Foundation is taking a stand against cyberbullying, which affects 73 percent of women worldwide, according to a 2015 UN report named “Cyber Violence Against Women and Girls.”
The digital campaign, dubbed #IDontSpeakHater, aims to educate social media users from Generation Z on the psychological harms of online harassment.
It will run from Nov. 16 to 30 on Kering’s official social media channels as well as on the #IDontSpeakHater web site in China, France, Italy, Japan, the U.K., the U.S. and Mexico. The Kering Foundation has also called on a squad of influencers to help relay the message.
Name-calling, harassment, identity theft, hacking, non-consensual pornography a.k.a. revenge porn, stalking, “slut-shaming” and threats are all considered to be acts of cyberbullying, which is seen as an example of gender-based violence.
The U.N. report reveals that women are disproportionately targets of certain forms of cyber violence, such as cyberstalking.
This has a direct impact on their mental health: an Amnesty International poll states that 55 percent of women said they had experienced stress, anxiety or panic attacks after experiencing online abuse or harassment.
“Everyone has the right to feel safe online,” François-Henri Pinault, ceo of Kering and chairman of the Kering Foundation, said in a statement. “We must

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Melania Trump Champions Responsible Online Behavior Among Students at Annual FOSI Conference

HOLD THAT THOUGHT: First Lady Melania Trump spoke publicly this afternoon about the importance of civility and healthy online behavior among students.
The First Lady didn’t let the first snowfall of the season deter her from making an appearance Thursday afternoon at the Family Online Safety Institute’s 2018 annual conference. The group’s chair Patricia Vance and the United States Institute of Peace’s president and chief executive officer Nancy Lindborg were ready and waiting for FLOTUS upon her arrival, according to a White House pool report.
The all-day event at the U.S. Institute of Peace was sponsored by Amazon, Facebook, Comcast, Google, Mattel and others. The organization released its latest research report, “Online Safety Across the Generations,” and panelists tackled such subjects as tech addiction, content moderation, children’s privacy, digital resilience and wellbeing. Online safety and responsibility for children has been an area of focus for Trump in recent months.
While the president is adept at tweeting his political views and countless criticisms, other world leaders do not share that view. French President Emmanuel Macron made it known earlier this week that he does not “do policy or diplomacy by tweets.”
Earlier this week the First Lady grabbed headlines for reportedly having the deputy national

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Pete Nordstrom Calls Something Navy ‘Most Successful’ Launch

Pete Nordstrom is “proud” to be working with Arielle Charnas of Something Navy.
The Nordstrom copresident sang Charnas’ praises in an Instagram Live video on Thursday, calling hers the “most successful launches for any brand” at the retailer.
“The good news is our relationship, our collaborations have been so successful that literally we’re testing the limits and the boundaries of anything we’ve ever done online,” Nordstrom said in a joint Instagram Live with Charnas on Thursday. “Our two most successful launches for any brand have been with Something Navy. So as much as we feel like we’ve tested and we’re ready, the demand pretty much exceeds that every time we do one of these things. It’s a high-quality problem to have, but unfortunately, there’s been collateral damage and that comes at the expense of real people and customers. We feel terrible about it, but the good news is we’re having great success together. We’re really proud to be working with Something Navy.”
Charnas first launched Something Navy x Treasure & Bond at Nordstrom in September 2017. The collection drove more than $1 million in less than 24 hours. The super influencer has sustained a demand for product. In September 2018, she released another

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Fendi Americas Taps Joanna Dubin as President

Joanna M. Dubin has been named president of Fendi Americas, effective Jan. 7.
She succeeds Gaetano Sciuto who served in the role five years and is leaving Fendi to pursue another opportunity outside of Fendi parent, LVMH Group. According to sources, Sciuto may be taking on a role at Giorgio Armani.
Dubin, who is based in New York, reports to Giuseppe Oliveri, Fendi’s worldwide managing director, retail and wholesale.
Most recently, Dubin has been senior vice president, merchandising at Louis Vuitton Americas in New York. Prior to that, she was based in Japan as chief executive officer of Gilt Groupe Japan, having earlier been general merchandising manager.
Previously, Dubin was senior director of digital merchandising and planning at Coach, and before that was with Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. as senior director of merchandising for Asia and Japan for the women’s, men’s, home and children’s categories. She started her career in the buying division of Bergdorf Goodman.

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Marie-Antoinette’s Jewels Fetch $42.7 Million at Auction

RECORD BREAKERS: Auctioneers reeled in $42.7 million for Marie-Antoinette’s jewels, which were up for sale at Sotheby’s. Participants from more than 43 countries joined the auction that took place in Geneva.
Ten pieces from the Queen of France’s private collection, which were hidden away from public view for 200 years, were put up for sale by the Bourbon Parma family, descendants of Louis XIV, the Holy Roman Emperors and Pope Paul III.
A diamond and natural pearl pendant, estimated at a presale value of $2 million, sold for $36 million to a private European buyer. The sale established a new auction record for a natural pearl.
Each jewel sold for more than double, if not triple, the presale estimates. “Tonight we saw the Marie-Antoinette factor work its magic. No other queen is more famous for her love of jewels, and her personal treasures, pearls and diamonds that survived intact the tumults of history, captivated the interest of collectors around the world,” said Daniela Mascetti, Sotheby’s jewelry chairman of Europe.
During Marie-Antoinette’s unsuccessful escape during the French Revolution, the jewels, which were transported separately, made their safe passage to Vienna into the hands of her nephew, the Austrian Emperor.
A monogrammed diamond ring also broke records

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Borgo de Nor Broadens Its Vision, Introduces Borgo Girls

BORGO GIRLS: Borgo de Nor is continuing to evolve its colorful, exuberant range and experimenting with new patterns and fabrications, beyond its signature surrealist silk prints.
Its latest spring 2019 range — presented via showroom appointments — introduced a series of cotton pieces in bright stripes, as well as new silhouettes that are a little shorter or skin-bearing for summer.
“We are known for the elegance of our sleeves, and being that little bit more modest, but last year we offered a dress that showed a little more skin and it performed well, showing us that there’s definitely demand in the market for that,” said Carmen Borgonovo, the brand’s cofounder.
Borgonovo also reveled in her love of surrealism, producing new season prints inspired by Dalí and showcasing flowers that morph into lips. Another print, incorporated shells with flowers referencing Botticelli’s Venus.
Borgonovo, alongside her partner Joana de Noronha, developed a very clear idea of the type of customer who would be drawn to their bold, arty prints: confident women who don’t shy away from the spotlight.
“It’s not for everyone. You need to be a certain type of woman for these dresses and you need to feel comfortable and confident enough to walk into a

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Beyoncé Buys Philip Green Out of Ivy Park Brand

LONDON — Beyoncé’s Parkwood company has taken full ownership of Ivy Park, buying back Topshop tycoon Philip Green’s shares in the brand that started life as a joint venture.
“After discussions of almost a year, Parkwood has acquired 100 percent of the Ivy Park brand. Topshop Arcadia will fulfill the existing orders,” a spokesperson for Green confirmed in a statement.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The news follows a series of sexual harassment and bullying allegations made against Green, with former employees giving interviews to the British press about the treatment they experienced while working for Topshop and his Arcadia Group.
Green has been the subject of an eight-month investigation by the Daily Telegraph accusing him of sexual harassment, bullying and paying his victims substantial amounts of money to prevent them from speaking under controversial non-disclosure agreements.
He successfully obtained an injunction against the newspaper, so The Telegraph’s full report has yet to be published, but a member of the House of Lords revealed his name, citing parliamentary privilege.
Beyoncé isn’t the first to distance herself from the fashion and retail tycoon. Earlier this month, the buzzy London fashion label Halpern canceled a party celebrating its party collaboration with Topshop in the wake

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Mert and Marcus to Receive Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

SNAP IT UP: Photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards in London, according to the British Fashion Council. They will be recognized at the ceremony on Dec. 10 at the Royal Albert Hall.
The photographers are best known for their bold and digitally augmented photographs spanning more than 24 years. They have worked with brands such as Givenchy, Miu Miu, Versace and Calvin Klein, and celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Rihanna.
The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator acknowledges innovators and creatives and their contributions to the industry. Previous winners include makeup artist Pat McGrath, Nick Knight and Louise Wilson.
The BFC has been releasing names of recipients and nominees of a few of their awards, including Kaia Gerber, Brianna Capozzi and Mr. Bags for New Wave: Creatives. Martine Rose, J.W. Anderson, Burberry and Simone Rocha are also in the running for other accolades.

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Alicia Rountree Introduces Swim Line

Alicia Rountree is introducing her own swim collection.
The 32-year-old model has spent most of her life wearing swimsuits, whether that was while modeling for Victoria’s Secret or spending time on the beaches in Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean on the east side of Madagascar where she grew up. And now she’s presenting her own swimwear designs to the market.
“This idea has been in me forever,” Rountree said. “And the second I was ready to do it, everything just fell into place. I found the manufacturing, the fabric and I started making the prints and it just developed from there.”
The line, named Alicia, is an eco-friendly, sustainable assortment. The swimwear is constructed using an Italian fabric made from Econyl, which is a technical yarn that comes from regenerated nylon found in fishing nets floating in coastal areas. Rountree also wanted to make sure that the stitching was on the interior of the suits, there were no metal clasps and the cuts could work on multiple body types.

Alicia Rountree

“I’ve tried on so many swimsuits and the cut is the main thing I spent a lot of time on with the factories,” Rountree said.
The line, which is made in Mauritius, a detail

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Louis Vuitton Staff Stranded in Siberia

LOST IN SIBERIA: Members of Louis Vuitton’s social media team were among the passengers who spent three days stranded in Siberia after the plane taking them from Paris to Shanghai was forced to make an emergency landing.
The Air France flight, carrying 282 passengers, made an unexpected stop in the Russian city of Irkutsk on Nov. 11 after smoke was detected in the cabin of the Boeing 777 jet, the airline said in a statement.
A second aircraft sent to help them complete their journey also suffered a malfunction, leaving the passengers grounded. A third airplane finally flew the stranded passengers to Shanghai on Nov. 14.
Corine Lee, head of social media at Louis Vuitton, and Agnès Le Coroller, senior social media project manager at the French luxury house, were among the passengers stuck in Irkutsk as temperatures plunged to minus 20 degrees Centigrade.
The two were on their way to China for the opening of the “Volez Voguez Voyagez” exihibition at the Shanghai Exhibition Center on Friday.
“The Siberian Adventure to Remember… #LostInIrkutsk,” Lee wrote beneath a photograph of a street view. In her Instagram Stories, she explained that because the travelers did not have Russian visas, they were stuck in limbo.
“So we can’t

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