>> Yesterday, the New York Daily News published a list of fashion's 50 most powerful New Yorkers. All the usual suspects are there — Anna Wintour (#1, of course), Marc Jacobs (#3), Diane von Furstenberg (#8), Gisele Bundchen (#4) — but there are also some lesser-known additions, most of whom have interesting anecdotes.
Among them is Betsy Pearce (#20), the lawyer who brokered Phoebe Philo going to Chloe and Nicholas Ghesquiere moving to Balenciaga; Michael Oliver (#30), the store manager at 'Wichcraft in Bryant Park, who claims to have served 10,000 shots of espresso during Fall 2008 fashion week; and "Mean Christine" Chin (#34), the whose facials simultaneously induces fear and cull the best out of models's skin.
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