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February 22, 1999 Issue

Spring Fashion '99

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FEATURES
Spring Fashion '99
BY SALLY SINGER

Lawbreakers
In a city where some new rule seems to get in your face every day, at least it's still legal to be defiantly chic

To Dye For
A slice of brilliant color, strategically placed, can turn stylish neutrality into an electric fashion statement

The Hottest Dish
For a soigné affair where anything goes, join the likes of Foxy Brown and Donovan Leitch, Ute Lemper and Alan Cumming . . . and Karen Finley (for dessert)

Girl Scouts
A fresh-faced platoon in summer-camp classics -- cotton shirts, A-lines, khaki shorts -- scopes out the town with urbane field guides: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Linda Stein, Holly Solomon, and more

Sight Gags
From Michael Kors's chin-hugging turtlenecks to Geoffrey Beene's asymmetrically long-waisted skirts, these clothes tell tall tales

East Side Stories
To denizens of Alphabet City, high style translates into hip yet unpretentious, structured yet eclectic, seriously considered -- yet whimsical

The Wanderers
Their lives may be all about high fashion, but folks who spend their days and nights on the go for the industry keep things simple with stretch-wool shirtdresses and cargo pants

Bureau Betak
BY JOSHUA LEVINE

Designing not the clothes but the shows, Alexandre De Betak is the calming eye in the center of the runway storms

GOTHAM
Little Rickie is dead; is Trinity Church a real-estate robber baron?
GOTHAM STYLE L.A. is dyeing (and cutting, too), and New York couldn't be happier; Ruben Toledo's travel sketchbooks

DEPARTMENTS
The National Interest
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

When the GOP veered off the deep end -- and how it all might have gone differently

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

On the Web, all me, all the time: Webcams offer the ultimate in product placement

The Culture Business
BY JENNIFER SENIOR

Shorter runs have brought a bigger-than-usual gaggle of stars to the stage

The Underground Gourmet
BY JOSEPH O'NEILL

Mexico meets 14th Street in kitschy but honest El Rey del Sol

MARKETPLACE
Smart City
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Feelin' groovy in SoHo's trendiest boutiques

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Surplus economies: drab's back

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Message to Kevin Costner: return to sender; Mel Gibson's crazed Payback

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

A freshly conceived Death of a Salesman (and Brian Dennehy's outsize Willy Loman) does well by Arthur Miller

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

At the Guggenheim, Picasso's disturbing, war-darkened work from 1937 to 1945

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Valery Gergiev breathes life into Avery Fisher Hall

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Lauren Bacall and Dr. Kildare, together at last

Pop Music
BY ETHAN SMITH

Hedwig rules: glam rock's first great cast album

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Intelligencer
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Classifieds
Strictly Personals

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