Fashion show canceled after collection is lost

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By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — There's going to be a one-hour hole in the normally tight Paris Fashion Week calendar, after representatives of label Hakaan said its entire collection had been lost.

Turkish designer Hakaan Yildirim was set to present his spring-summer 2013 to the media on Tuesday afternoon.

But PR company Karlaotto sent out emails Monday to all those with invitations saying the preview was canceled — after all the clothes had mysteriously disappeared. "The whole collection is lost," said Karen Nitsche of Karlaotto. "It was when they were being transported. We don't know how."

Last November, Marc Jacobs canceled a London press preview after his collection was stolen during its transfer from Paris.

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