Entrepreneurs to Watch This Fashion Week

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Rolling Out the Runway: Judith Rice & Associates

While all eyes are on the runway, it's only fashion insiders who recognize the behind-the-scenes mavericks who get the clothes off the racks and in front of the buyers. Judith Rice's namesake company takes charge of the full coordination and production details of a fashion show; over the years the agency has worked with such style icons as Donna Karan, Cynthia Rowley, Jill Stuart, Donald Deal, and Vivienne Tam, as well as Project Runway. this year, the firm is producing shows for several designers, including Tadashi Shoji and Nanette Lepore.