Walk into Gail Chovan's Blackmail Boutique on SoCo and you will immediately sense history on a hanger. There are the broad sweeping lines of Gothic architecture evinced in a lengthy dress – her inspiration, perhaps, coming from Notre Dame and the other buildings in Paris, where Chovan often summers. And then there's this meticulous maven's punky pomo deconstruction, a call-out to our contemporary moment. Regardless, Chovan is blessed with the broad sweep (of history).
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