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What Happens When an Aspiring Fashion Designer Meets Her Idol

A little bit of laughter; a little bit of tears.

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They say never to meet your idols, but when your idol is LaQuan Smith, you might want to take every chance you get. Racked sent aspiring designer Olivia Anthony to Smith's showroom for a chat with the celebrity fashion mogul himself. Cut to: an in-depth look at how a man who was once fired from McDonalds and worked retail at Express and Banana Republic is now dressing the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.

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