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Fashion week was oddly quiet this year, reports our sister site Racked National. There were empty seats, and less buzz on social media. This is hardly surprising, though, given that the shows' guest lists were cut by about 20 percent and the whole week skewed more insider than—to borrow a phrase from Suzy Menkes—"Circus of Fashion." [Racked National]