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September 05, 1987 - Image 52

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-05

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closed toes,
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The Jewish News has been
doing some of its own research,
sampling some of Detroit's
"serious" and successful work-
ing women to see how Molloy's
ideas are withstanding the tests
of time — and success. All
agreed on the credibility of
Molloy's ideas, but each saw a
few tears and cracks in the
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'Working women have come
a long way in the past ten
years. They don't need to look
like 'pretend' men in the
workplace," says Lynn Portnoy,
who has been dressing fashion
conscious working women for
the past 27 years, first at Claire
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"Thomas Molloy lumped too
many women together;" says
Ms. Portnoy, who sees much
diversity in her clientele. "Our
customers are in many different
fields, from stock brokers,
lawyers and judges, media peo-
ple to decorators and ad ex-
ecutives. Some even own their
own manufacturing companies.
Power dressing depends on
what the woman is doing,
where she is working, what her
day is going to be like," she

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52 FALL '87


There are some definite
Molloy-isms that Portnoy sup-
ports, however, for nearly any
workplace. "A wonderful suit in
an excellent fabric such as a
lightweight wool, either crepe,
gabardine or jersey, will work
for 8 to 9 months out of the
year;" she says. Shoes? "Molloy
is right, mid-heels are best, the
most comfortable, and chic with
a suit."
For the look of authority, Port-
noy believes that most working
women need some sort of a
jacket. It puts an outfit all
together, but sometimes a little

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