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Introduction by Tom Wolfe
For and Against Fashion
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accepted aesthetic already anti-fashion appearance aristocracy attitude basic beatniks became beginning behaviour patterns bourgeois bourgeoisie ceremonial behaviour civilization clothing colour competition completely confined consumer consumption costumes created cultural custom decoration development of fashion display distinction dress economic effect erotic estates etiquette everyday existence expression extremely fact fashion change fashion journals fashion-oriented behaviour feature female festive feudal forms function groups hippies human imitation important impulses individual industrial society influence innumerable instance Juliette Greco kind Konrad Lorenz large number leisure longer lower classes mainly mass media means Middle Ages middle classes modern nature neckline nineteenth century observe original ornaments period persisted person phenomenon political possible potlatch primitive puritan rivalry role sexual Sigmund Freud significance situation social spread spread of fashion Thorstein Veblen tion tism topless tradition trend uniform upper classes various Wah Ching wealth wear whereas white-collar workers whole women workers worn young youth