The dress doctor is in

Last February, Ms Dawnn Karen, a brand consultant, therapist and instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), arrived at a Marcel Ostertag fashion show wearing five-inch studded stilettos and a black jumpsuit with a cape.

"This cape makes me feel like Superwoman," she said. "It's that sense of control." She strutted off to pose for photographers at the show's entrance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'The dress doctor is in'. Print Edition | Subscribe