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New York wasn't able to shake London's preeminence in the fashion world according to the Global Language Monitor. But perhaps it's not a surprising call on the part of the GLM since the choice is based on which cities cull the most coverage on the Internet, in the blogosphere, and the top global print and electronic media outlets. In case there's any question, Bekka Payack, Manhattan-based Fashion Director of GLM, spells it out for everyone:
"London's two-year run has been has been propelled by two rather extraordinary circumstances: the emergence of the former Kate Middleton as a top fashion icon and the recent completion of what have been hailed as an extremely successful Summer Olympics."You don't have to tell this publication twice. Find the top ten on the list after the jump, along with the initiative's commentary.
10. Berlin: "Remains among the elite — and deservedly so."
9. Los Angeles: "The City of Angels strengthening its hold as a true fashion capital."
8. Milan: "Slipping a few spots, but never for long."
7. Sao Paulo: "The Queen of Latin America, again."
6. Rome: "Edging Milano this time out."
5. Madrid: "Making a strong move toward the top."
4. Paris: "Topped 'haute couture' category, of course."
3. Barcelona: "Iberia rules with two fashion capitals in the Top Five."
2. New York: "That toddling town is waiting in the wings for London to stumble."
1. London "Competitors stymied by Kate Middleton and now the hugely successful Summer Olympics."
Other American cities that made the top 50 are Las Vegas at 24, Miami at 39, San Francisco at 41, Austin at 42, Dallas at 46, Chicago at 50, and Boston and Houston making the list for the first time, at 44 and 49, respectively.
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