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Paris vs New York: Who wins in clash of the culture capitals?

Sacré bleu! New York has been named <a href='http://www.languagemonitor.com/category/fashion/fashion-capitals/' target='_blank'>fashion capital of the world</a>, relegating Paris to second place. As the French city gears up for its own <a href='http://www.parisfashionweek.com/' target='_blank'>fashion week</a>, we turn our backs on expert opinion and pit the two magnificent metropolises against each other -- in these witty and whimsical pictures from graphic designer <a href='http://parisvsnyc.blogspot.co.uk/' target='_blank'>Vahram Muratyan.</a> <!-- -->
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</br>So let us roll up our sleeves -- and turn up our cuffs -- for an entirely arbitrary contest of cultures across the Atlantic. Who will come out on top? First up, <strong>THE LOOK, </strong>and it's the Parisienne vs Mad Men. Both are pretty fresh, but Coco Chanel's little black dress comes up trumps. Why? Find me a New York lady that doesn't have one in her wardrobe, and I'll show you a U.S. office where you can still smoke a pack-and-a-half of Lucky Strikes before lunchtime -- some things are forever. <!-- -->
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</br><i>Score: Paris 1, New York 0. </i><!-- -->
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</br>Words by <a href='https://twitter.com/sheena_mckenzie' target='_blank'>Sheena McKenzie</a>

Sacré bleu! New York has been named fashion capital of the world, relegating Paris to second place. As the French city gears up for its own fashion week, we turn our backs on expert opinion and pit the two magnificent metropolises against each other -- in these witty and whimsical pictures from graphic designer Vahram Muratyan.

So let us roll up our sleeves -- and turn up our cuffs -- for an entirely arbitrary contest of cultures across the Atlantic. Who will come out on top? First up, THE LOOK, and it's the Parisienne vs Mad Men. Both are pretty fresh, but Coco Chanel's little black dress comes up trumps. Why? Find me a New York lady that doesn't have one in her wardrobe, and I'll show you a U.S. office where you can still smoke a pack-and-a-half of Lucky Strikes before lunchtime -- some things are forever.

Score: Paris 1, New York 0.

Words by Sheena McKenzie