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Alfred Fiandaca

“I’m happy being anonymous.”

Those were the words told to us by a man whose designs have been worn for decades by pop culture’s greats, such as, Audrey Hepburn, Julie Andrews, Joan Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Joan Collins, Ann Romney… just to name a few.

The late Alfred Fiandaca became a preferred fashion designer to some of the most affluent women in politics and entertainment in the last half century and whose stylings have become as timeless and beloved as the women who wear them. Before he passed on February 9th in his Palm Beach home at age 72, the East Boston native sat down with us to share his thoughts on his lifetime of achievements. Though, don’t expect any basking in the glory of being a favorite of powerful and beautiful women. Fiandaca was in love with the fashion…not fame.

“I’ve only worked maybe 14 days in my life. Because everyday is a joy. I don’t work. I just do what I do and have a good time doing it,” said Fiandaca.

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In a stagnant pool of navy and black suits in the political arena, current First Lady Michelle Obama and First Lady hopeful Ann Romney painted the town pink at the second presidential debate in Hempstead, New York last night. The reason as to how they managed to wear the same exact vibrant color is yet to be determined. Some have speculated they were showing their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  But as their husbands duked it out at the podiums, the women were developing their own nationwide debate… Who wore it better?

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