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Adjunct Professor Takes Academic Approach to Fashion

When you think Tucson, the words "fashion mecca" might not be the first to come to mind. But that doesn't mean the Old Pueblo doesn't have style.

Some of that style will be on display this week when local designers showcase their pieces during the second annual Tucson Fashion Week.

The fashion celebration kicks off tomorrow and runs through Saturday. This year, the University of Arizona will be a beneficiary for the first time.

On Friday, a "Moveable Feast" dinner and runway show, featuring a special appearance by iconic American fashion designer Betsy Johnson, will benefit scholarships and programs in the UA's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing, which is housed in the John & Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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