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   He has an eye, simple as that, and one that is beholden neither to fashion trends (although lovers of the demure Fall 2005 fashionings of Rochas and Comme des Garcons should start clicking now), nor to camp and kitsch (just imagine La Minnelli's clothes look surprisingly wearable). Even though the top sellers on the site are cheery Lilli Ann suits, fifties prom dresses, heavily beaded sheaths from sixties Hong Kong, and anything reeking of Jean Harlow, Madrigal's heart is still with jet beaded, fin de siecle funereal ensembles, as befits a man who loves in a chocolate-and-aubergine apartment and often wears a Victorian cape to play Dark Wave music with his band, The Organism *.

*Our band's no longer The Organism, now we're Werewuss, and "dark wave"...

not so much.

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