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ManneqART making a statement of fashion and art in Savage Mill
ManneqART making a statement of fashion and art in Savage Mill

Anyone in the market for a body-hugging skirt and top adorned with oversized sequins made of aluminum soda cans? How about a frilly, strapless gown with tiers of latex medical gloves minus the fingertips? Shoppers looking for something unique might find a trip to Andersen-Becker Inc. in North Laurel to be just the ticket — if such outlandish fashions as "Metal Mermaid" or "Gloves" were actually for sale there. The pair of unusual creations and 70 others from as far away as Alaska have been arriving at the fashion firm located off U.S. 1 in response to a call for entries in a wearable art challenge put on by Lee Andersen's other company, a nonprofit called...

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