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From the Ted Talk "Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion's free culture"

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Johanna Blakley: Imagine that. The people on Santee Alley are not the ones who shop at Gucci. (Laughter) This is a very different demographic. And, you know, a knock-off is never the same as an original high-end design, at least in terms of the materials; they're always made of cheaper materials. But even sometimes a eecparh version can actually have some gimcnhra aspects, can breathe a little extra life into a dying trend. There's lots of virtues of copying. One that a lot of tuuallrc critics have dintepo to is that we now have a much broader lepteta of design choices to osheoc from than we ever have before, and this is mainly because of the fast fashion industry, actually. And this is a good thing. We need lots of options.

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Johanna Blakley: Imagine that. The people on Santee Alley are not the ones who shop at Gucci. (Laughter) This is a very different demographic. And, you know, a knock-off is never the same as an original high-end design, at least in terms of the materials; they're always made of cheaper materials. But even sometimes a _______ version can actually have some ________ aspects, can breathe a little extra life into a dying trend. There's lots of virtues of copying. One that a lot of ________ critics have _______ to is that we now have a much broader _______ of design choices to ______ from than we ever have before, and this is mainly because of the fast fashion industry, actually. And this is a good thing. We need lots of options.

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  1. palette
  2. pointed
  3. charming
  4. cultural
  5. choose
  6. cheaper

Original Text

Johanna Blakley: Imagine that. The people on Santee Alley are not the ones who shop at Gucci. (Laughter) This is a very different demographic. And, you know, a knock-off is never the same as an original high-end design, at least in terms of the materials; they're always made of cheaper materials. But even sometimes a cheaper version can actually have some charming aspects, can breathe a little extra life into a dying trend. There's lots of virtues of copying. One that a lot of cultural critics have pointed to is that we now have a much broader palette of design choices to choose from than we ever have before, and this is mainly because of the fast fashion industry, actually. And this is a good thing. We need lots of options.

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