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February 19, 2001 Issue

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SPRING FASHION 2001
New Kids on the Block

Fashion's youngest stars are barely out of design school, but editors and buyers are hooked on their hip, surprisingly haute concoctions.

Satin Lovers

Slashed, slit, strapless, and one-shouldered, sultry spring dresses raise the bar at Manhattan's hottest new clubs.

Home Alone

A Park Avenue princess must keep up appearances, whether or not she's out on the town. In easy, elegant new uptown attire, she always looks polished -- but never uptight.

A Tough Act to Follow

Hit them with your best shot. In racy black leather and Lycra, you can be hard-core and a heartbreaker.

No Gray Area

New York luminaries show their stripes in spring's sleekest, most sophisticated black-and-white eveningwear.

Let the Games Begin

Spring's sporty play-clothes -- leather shorts, silky anoraks -- won't hold up on the court, but will score points at the Classic.

Estate Planning

Warm up to all-American spring getaway gear -- pajama pants, cashmere sweaters, and trenches that are sharp enough to bring back to the city.

Homecoming King

Narciso Rodriguez has moved his studio from Italy to Bond Street and his runway show to Bryant Park. And the man who made that dress says he couldn't be happier to be home.

GOTHAM
In nine months, we're going to have a new mayor. Why doesn't anyone care?
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES J. CRAMER

2001 -- Bull or bear? Confused Wall Streeters should take a look at 1990, when the party was just beginning.

The Culture Business
BY MARION MANEKER

Is Little, Brown's Michael Pietsch a company man -- or the new Maxwell Perkins?

Cityside
BY MARK JACOBSON

Amid the corporate clutter, fading billboards loom like ghosts of businesses past

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI

Sixties shoulder bags, Gucci for gear-heads, engraved bracelets, and more

Sales & Bargains
BY TARA PEPPER

Great looks for less: Makeup pros tell all

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Hannibal's grown flabbier (and hammier) Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Kia Corthron's Force Continuum reveals a talent worth nurturing

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN

The Hiding Place: a Welsh tale of abuse that never lets us off the hook

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Two exhibits at Dia on dreamers and drifters; Van Gogh's haunting "Postman" series at MOMA

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

A new Anna Karenina that's not afraid of sex

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT

Curry lovers, beware: Ada's Indian cuisine is undone by its French pretensions

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