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Designers Night Out: In the driver's seat for an auto show event

February 2001--Scantily clad mannequins struggled to be free of easily wrapped plastic, while silent, skewed images of Bunuel, Cocteau and Fellini films played on a white scrim. Vintage Jaguars were posed on fur rugs, while a model, wearing a costume appearing to consist only of chocolate syrup and an elaborate headdress, made a brief appearance in the room. This avant-garde scene was an offshoot of the North American International Auto Show, as two top automotive designers hosted a

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