03/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fashion Hit By Financial Fallout: Models On Sale!

Free designer dresses, an army of admirers and $15,000 to stroll down a catwalk: no wonder thousands of teenage girls aspire to being a top model. But at the haute couture shows in Paris, the leggy blondes in silk dresses who advertise a life of luxury are finding their world turned inside out by the economic crisis.

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