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Okay, we are admittedly not on the cutting edge of fashion or style, no matter how many 10 pound fashion magazines we read, no matter aware we are of the cool people we see around town, no matter how many episodes of America's Next Top Model we watch. But we just do not understand why the pretty models in Kimora Lee Simmons' Baby Phat show for Olympus Fashion Week had to wear teeth bling. Are braces cool again?

Photograph of Baby Phat model by Stephen Chernin/AP