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Batten the hatches and break into the Purell stockade: New York might be in the throes of a flu epidemic, but according to a New York Times' investigative piece, the fashion industry kindly asks you button up your immune system. Because Fashion Week is days away and the sniffles aren't glamourous no matter how you accessorize them. [NYTimes]