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AMISH-INSPIRED CLOTHES TO BE NEXT FASHION TREND

The Associated Press

LANCASTER — Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh spent two days in Lancaster County shooting photos of Amish-inspired clothing for the fall and winter 2006 fashion season by such designers as Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Yohji Yamamoto, Carolina Herrera and Calvin Klein.

"The guys are wearing black pants, black jackets and shoes, white shirts, and black hats," he said. "They could be Amish, but not really. They could be Spanish, but not really. So they’re a little nondescript."

Most of the photos were shot at the Drumore Township farm of former Lancaster Mayor Charlie Smithgall. The German-born Lindbergh had never met an Amish person before this week but spoke in English and German with an Amish farmer who works Smithgall’s farm.

Lindbergh is scheduled to return Saturday to his home in Paris, where he will sift through hundreds of photos from the Lancaster shoot and select 12 to appear in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

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