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A Touch of Leather
Whether it's music or fashion—her two passions—Sylvia Rhone, president of Universal Motown Records, dances to her own tune. "I graduated from the Wharton School, but the corporate dress code wasn't for me," she says. "In the music world, success is driven by self-expression." Still, there are practical considerations: "This is a 24-hour business, and I need to move seamlessly from the office to night events." So she mixes casual and dressy, day and evening, rocker and romantic, here adding edge to a gauzy floor-length gown (Alexander McQueen) with a couture motorcycle jacket (Balenciaga)—and the short-over-long proportion is one reason it works. Her Yorkshire terrier, Chili, is her cutest accessory. 

Ring, Lorraine Schwartz. Shoes, Yves Saint Laurent.
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