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MassArt threw a retrospective of Alfred Fiandaca over the weekend, commemorating the East Boston designer's influence on local style. Decades of sartorial contributions—flattering frocks in the 50s and 60s led way to hotshorts of the 70s the power suit of the 80s—make this man a Boston "institution," confirmed in conversation with MassArt fashion chairwoman Sondra Grace and socialite Doris Yaffe. [Boston Globe]