New York Designer Tracy Reese tributes her fall 2009 collection to the life of her mother, who passed away last week from unknown causes. “I would like to dedicate this show to my greatest fan and most ardent supporter my mom, Patricia Reese. Her vibrant spirit lives on in me and in the lives of all she touched,” says Reese at her New York runway show. Mrs. Reese always gave a bouquet of flowers to the designer at the finale of each runway show, but this year it was Reese’s father, who kissed his daughter and handed her flowers in a very heartfelt moment as she took her bow.-QS
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