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    Fashion Has an Emerging New Capital: Dubai

    It’s so haute there. The Emirati city — home to Vogue Arabia, a newly finished 21.5-million-square-foot Design District, and the world’s largest shopping mall — is aiming to rival design capitals like Paris and New York. Long a place to buy high-end Western styles, Dubai is now the second-fastest growing fashion market, increasingly developing its own local talent while attracting foreign stars. Although clothing restrictions apply — don’t expect a Victoria’s Secret show — Dubai’s designers hope to win over the large market for “modest fashion.”

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