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moncler outlet At Cline, Michael Kors left in 2004, and was replaced by Roberto Menichetti, who after two seasons was replaced by Ivana Omazic, who in 2008 was replaced by Phoebe Philo, who famously insisted (after leading Chlo from 2001 to 2006, when she resigned shades of Mr. Simons for personal reasons) that she be allowed to stay in London with her family, and work from there. moncler outlet

moncler outlet canada It’s a decision that has been cited often in the last week as an example of the way the current generation of designers has made an effort to prioritize their own needs along with their brands’ needs for better balance, as was Alexander Wang’s decision, made mutually with the brand, not to renew his contract with Balenciaga, in part to concentrate on his own company. moncler outlet canada

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