PROLOGUE

“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.” -Diana Vreeland The insight of Vreeland is peerless. A combination of exuberance for clothes, a razor-sharp wit and a mischief for gossip. And her writing on the subject is monumental. Thus we are presented with the difficulty of writing about fashion. Much of contemporary fashion writing is consistently about trends, acknowledging the shifts in forms and colors without contextualizing clothing in a larger cultural framework. The depth that fashion has penetrated our lives is unprecedented.  Previously, our clothes dictated our social...

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