A Dedicated Follower of Fashion

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Phaidon Press, Oct 19, 1999 - Design - 232 pages
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This collection of 28 fashion essays previously published in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and The Atlantic examines clothing and fashion as part of a larger cultural debate and as a barometer of social and aesthetic change. In essays published during the 1980s and 1990s, the author reflects on a broad range of fashion subjects, from famous designers to designer eyeglasses, from the elegance of a Chanel suit to the decline of elegance itself in the 1990s, from Gianni Versace's legitimisation of vulgarity to the advent of athletic clothing as a fashion uniform. Longer essays from The New Yorker and The Atlantic are interspersed with 450-word pieces from the The New York Times Magazine.

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