It’s the flaming fuchsia hair you see first. Then the eyes, outlined in sparkly baby blue kohl eyeliner. Long, thin legs are propped up on a desk, her lithe frame folded into a chair. Poodles Puti and Sultana hover nearby. In the cavernous basement office of her eponymous shop at 306 Bowery, Patricia Field is quiet, but her mind is hardly idle.

Grit and Glamour: Designer Patricia Field’s Lower East Side

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