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Cynthia Rowley understands what it takes to make it in a tough industry.—maybe a little too well. She told Papermag, "In my early twenties, I just moved to New York City, started making clothes, and was so broke. I did almost anything to pay the rent. (Picture whatever mistake you want here.)" [Papermag]