Thousands of slides tossed in the garbage a decade ago capture the golden age of New York fashion.

On a late-summer afternoon 11 years ago, Gaetane Bertol was hurrying past the corner of 14th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, when she noticed a large stack of yellowing boxes on the sidewalk. At the top of the pile was an open binder containing colour slides.

At the time, Bertol, an artist and set designer, was creating small collages from colourful bits clipped from magazines, so the slides caught her eye. When she held one of the sleeves up to the

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