Aides struggled to hold back the horde as Mr. de Blasio was hugged by his Roman counterpart, Mayor Ignazio Marino, and photographers' shouts of "Dante!" filled the plaza. (In a rerun of last year's mayoral race, Mr. de Blasio's teenage son, with his Afro, is quickly becoming a star here.) Dozens of tourists gathered to gawk.
Dante slowly becoming a style icon before our eyes.
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