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arah Jessica Parker attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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Sarah Jessica Parker attends the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE PACKAGE 'PACHUCO STYLE IN MEXICO CITY' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY...ATTENTION EDITORS - 20 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'PACHUCO STYLE IN MEXICO CITY' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY  SEARCH 'PACHUCO ROMERO' FOR ALL PICTURES. PXP01-PXP20    Kitted out in zoot suits, snappy shoes and hats, the so-called "pachucos" add a dash of style to the Mexican capital. The "pachuco" scene is thought to date back to the 1930s and 40s in Los Angeles, where Mexican migrants would wear the snazzy outfits, partly as a symbol of defiance against discrimination. Many modern Pachucos in Mexico follow on from this custom and use the suits not only to go dancing, but also as a continuing sign of protest against the treatment of Mexican immigrants north of the border. Everything from the suit to the shoes is handmade - the shoes can cost from $60 to $120, the suits some $300, each shirt another $30, the hats between $40 and $130.    TEMPLATE OUT

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The “pachuco” scene in Mexico is thought to date back to the 1930s and 1940s in Los Angeles, where Mexican migrants would wear the snazzy outfits partly as a symbol of defiance against discrimination. The custom’s continuation in Mexico is seen in part as a continuing protest against the treatment of Mexican immigrants north of the border. 

Home at theIn this Tuesday, April 1, 2014 photo, a woman lines up mannequin heads on a shelf at a company making fashion wigs for export in Jimo city in east China's Shandong province. Growth in the developing economies of Asia will edge higher as the recovery in rich countries helps the region weather the slowdown in China, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.

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A woman lines up mannequin heads on a shelf at a company making fashion wigs for export, in Jimo city in east China‘s Shandong province. 

Models show the creations by Fenny Mustafa during the Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Feb 21, 2014.

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Models show the creations by Fenny Mustafa during the Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia

Models display Autumn/Winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid's Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

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Models display autumn/winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid’s Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain

Model presents creation by Carmen G. Vazquez during the International Flamenco Fashion Show SIMOF in the Andalusian capital of Seville...A model presents a creation by Carmen G. Vazquez during the International Flamenco Fashion Show SIMOF in the Andalusian capital of Seville January 30, 2014. The show will run until February 2. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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A model presents a creation by Carmen G. Vazquez during the International Flamenco Fashion Show in the Andalusian capital of Seville 

A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris...A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

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A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris

A model wears a creation for Stephane Rolland's Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Jan.21, 2014.

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A model wears a creation for Stephane Rolland’s Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris

A model displays a creation by designer Marco Zanini as part of the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris, January 20, 2014.

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A model displays a creation by designer Marco Zanini as part of the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris.

A model presents a creation of fashion label Malaikaraiss'  Autumn Winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

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Shoes created by fashion label Polaire, shown during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin

EDS NOTE NUDITY - A model wears a creation of Lena Hoschek's Autumn Winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

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A model shows off an outfit from Lena Hoschek’s autumn/winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin

A model wears a creation of designer Laura Dempsey, which lights in movement, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA.

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A model wears a creation by designer Laura Dempsey, which lights up in movement, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Mannequin parts are seen at a factory of Koray Vitrin Mankenleri in Ankara

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Parts at the sole mannequin-producing company in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday. It makes some 100 units a month and exports to mostly Arab countries.

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Workers dismantle a Louis Vuitton pavilion shaped like a giant suitcase, with the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower in the background, in central Moscow 

A model displays a creation by designer Yarotskaya during an avant-garde international fashion show contest at the University of Technology and Design in St. Petersburg...A model displays a creation by designer Ekaterina Yarotskaya during an avant-garde international fashion show contest at the University of Technology and Design in St. Petersburg, November 13, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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A model displays a creation by designer Ekaterina Yarotskaya during an international fashion show contest at the University of Technology and Design in St Petersburg, Russia. 

A contestant puts on makeup for a model during a stage makeup competition in Jinan, Shandong province. According to local media, each dresser contestant was assigned with one male model and the dressers' expertise were judged by to what the extent they could feminize the models' appearance.

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A contestant puts on make-up on a model during a stage make-up competition in Jinan, Shandong province. According to local media, each contestant was assigned one male model and the dressers’ expertise were judged by to what the extent they could feminise the models’ appearance.

Chinese hairstylist Wu Jia, left, sprays hairspray on a model's hair during the L'Oreal Hairstyling Show at China Fashion Week in Beijing Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

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A hairstylist works on a model’s hair during a show at China Fashion Week in Beijing.

Umbrella handles on show at the French Maison Heurtault, umbrella and parasol creator in Paris. Maison Heurtault, was founded by Michel Heurtault in 2008 and makes luxury haute couture umbrellas and parasols in the finest materials for individuals and for the cinema industry. Customers can order custom-made umbrellas, choosing different handles, motives and textiles.

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Umbrella handles at Maison Heurtault, a well-known umbrella and parasol creator in Paris.

Models perform in the financial center on Paulista Ave., wearing creations from the Fause Haten winter collection, as part of Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

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Models perform in the financial district on Paulista Ave, wearing creations from the Fause Haten winter collection, as part of Fashion Week in São Paulo, Brazil

Debutantes wait in line to be presented to guests during the Queen Charlotte's Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. Queen Charlotte's Ball is the highlight of the London Season. The London Season was established over two hundred years ago by King George III and culminated in Queen Charlotte's Ball in honour of his wife's birthday. Debutantes are young ladies, usually between 17 and 20 years of age, and these days attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes and a season of glittering balls and high society events.

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Debutantes wait to be presented to guests during Queen Charlotte’s Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The event is the highlight of the London Season, a tradition established more than 200 years ago by King George III, culminating with Queen Charlotte’s Ball in honour of his wife’s birthday. Debutantes are young women, usually between 17 and 20, who attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes, parties and high society events.