Weak Economy: Pamella Roland Grabs the Bedazzler

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"On Wednesday she showed a collection with about 30% of the pieces studded with sequins or beads, up from the usual 15%, said Kenneth Marks, director of sales and marketing for the label. He said the designer made the additions after receiving requests from Middle Eastern buyers for styles that bore such shiny embellishments." That's certainly one way to work around the U.S. dollar. [Heard on the Runway/WSJ]