The back story comes to me via Assaf Romm and Dvorah Marciano. They write as follows.
And here's the International Fashion Week Dates Agreement of 2008
I'll post market design related news and items about repugnant markets.See also my Game theory, experimental economics, and market design page. I have a new general-interest book on market design: Who Gets What--and Why The subtitle is "The new economics of matchmaking and market design."