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Sarah Rutson-Pang (The Creative Class) “With her striking looks and impeccable taste, it’s no surprise that Sarah Rutson-Pang is a permanent fixture in the front rows of Paris and Milan… As the fashion director of the highly influential Hong Kong-based luxury department store Lane Crawford, Rutson-Pang has the important — and sometimes difficult — job of educating and enticing the world’s largest group of luxury