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5 Fashion Standbys That Were Invented in New York
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Then the pin went subversive: Richard Hell of Television popularized it as a punk alternative to glam-rock rhinestones; the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten stuck them in his tie. In 1994, Versace turned heads with an outlandish black dress held together by giant gold safety pins (worn later that year by Elizabeth Hurley).

Ian Epstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
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