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
We initially started this blog for our Market Design course. We'll post news stories (market design is everywhere) and other items (including stories related to repugnant markets). It is meant to supplement the course page, and Al's Game theory, experimental economics, and market design page.