Elena Ferrante is unwillingly unmasked.
Reverie, by Hubert Denis Etcheverry, c. 1930. © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY.
Volume VIII, Number 4 | fall 2015
In 1993 Estelle Ellis, Seventeen magazine’s first promotion director, gave a speech at the Fashion Institute of Technology titled “What Is Fashion?” Ellis gave her answer. Fashion is a perpetual-motion machine expressed in four areas: “mode—the way we dress; manners—the way we express ourselves; mores—the way we live; and markets—the way we are defined demographically and psychologically.”
A person who sees only fashion in fashion is a fool.- Honoré de Balzac, 1830
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