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updated: 11/16/2012 10:20 PM

Mexico City holds fashion show on main square

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  • A model wears a creations from Express during the "Rock The Sidewalk," event on the final day of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

      A model wears a creations from Express during the "Rock The Sidewalk," event on the final day of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
    Associated Press

  • Associated Press Models wear creations from Express during the "Rock The Sidewalk," event in Mexico City's Zocalo or main plaza.

      Associated Press Models wear creations from Express during the "Rock The Sidewalk," event in Mexico City's Zocalo or main plaza.

  • Associated Press A model blows a kiss.

      Associated Press A model blows a kiss.

  • Associated Press Backdropped by the Metropolitan Cathedral, models wear creations from Express during their "Rock The Sidewalk," event on the main plaza in Mexico City.

      Associated Press Backdropped by the Metropolitan Cathedral, models wear creations from Express during their "Rock The Sidewalk," event on the main plaza in Mexico City.

  • A model wears a creation from Express during their "Rock The Sidewalk," event.

      A model wears a creation from Express during their "Rock The Sidewalk," event.
    Associated Press

  • Associated Press A model walks in Mexico City on the final day of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

      Associated Press A model walks in Mexico City on the final day of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

 
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- The tall, lanky models on the runway at a show by the U.S. clothing firm Express may not have been out of place in the fashion world, but they did stick out on Mexico City's vast, wind-swept main plaza.

Passers-by, motorists and taxi drivers stopped Friday to watch the "Rock the Sidewalk" showing of the firm's casual styles, ranging from swim suits to cocktail dresses.

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The women's collection featured colors ranging from muted to neon, while the men's fashions were more neutral.

Some of the onlookers expressed delight at the sight of the long, white runway stretched out across the five-century-old colonial plaza.

Seventeen-year-old student Andrea Mendoza says a show like Friday's "encourages people to get to know more about fashion and fashion shows."

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