Nation & World

April 18, 2006

Fashion still a passion for some Iranians

Honey Badloo sashays through the streets of her beloved Tehran determined to find opportunity where Westerners see oppression. True, the aspiring model and designer strolled the catwalk only once before Iranian authorities banned fashion shows. And, no, her first magazine cover never made it past government censors. But Persian style stretches back thousands of years, Badloo says with pride, and not even the austere regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can separate Iranians from their Gucci.

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