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Yesterday, Boston lost one of its fashion greats: socialite, party planner, and former boutique owner Marilyn Riseman (1927-2014). Known for her jet black bob, kabuki makeup, and loud ensembles built around black, white, and red, Riseman supported the local fashion community with designer showcases and experienced advice. Her wardrobe was even featured in a retrospective exhibit at the Boston Design Center in 2012, called "Behind the Fringe: The Fashion World of Marilyn Riseman." Boston Fashion Week founder Jay Calderin tells the Globe, "I can't imagine the Boston fashion scene without Marilyn." [Boston Globe]