Reverie, by Hubert Denis Etcheverry, c. 1930.  © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY.

Fashion

Volume VIII, Number 4 | fall 2015

Miscellany

“Battle Hymn of the Republic” author Julia Ward Howe complained to her sister in August 1846 about the death of her sister-in-law: “My mourning has been quite an inconvenience to me this summer. I had just spent all the money I could afford for my summer clothes and was forced to spend $30 more for black dresses,” Howe wrote. “The black clothes, however, seem to me very idle things, and I shall leave word in my will that no one shall wear them for me.”

To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.

- Jean Genet, 1949

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