Cynthia Rowley Namesake designer Cynthia Rowley famously attempted to launch her fashion career by inviting New York’s most important editors to her first runway show—in her walk-up apartment. None attended, but it didn’t take long for the line of whimsical-yet-sophisticated dresses and skirts to get attention. Her clients include Julia Stiles, Parker Posey, Anne Hathaway, Rebecca Romijn, Scarlett Johansson, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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