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

Fashion

Volume VIII, Number 4 | fall 2015

Miscellany

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.”

Had Cleopatra’s nose been shorter, the whole face of the world would have changed.

- Blaise Pascal, 1658

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Lewis Lapham talks to Michael Kazin, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918. More