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Finally, A Fashion Show For The Freaks

Burgeoning label Chromat — which made the costumes for Beyoncé's Super Bowl backup dancers — debuted at fashion week with a wonderful celebration of weird. Like every subculture of Tumblr come to life.

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If fashion week were a high school cafeteria, the Chromat show would be the table where the goths and punks sat. Walking past, you might have been fooled into thinking that the line to get in was for some uber-secret rave. Intimidating girls with green hair, black lipstick, and septum piercings lined the hallway. You definitely got the feeling that this was the ONE show they were dying to see, and they were probably not going to be camping out at Lincoln Center — which is like a suburban mall, comparatively — for the rest of the week.

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This was Chromat designer Becca McCharen's first Fashion Week show, funded by a sudden order she received to dress 32 backup dancers for Beyoncé's performance at the Superbowl. As she walked through the crowd and greeted friends, she seemed effusively happy and proud.