How quickly a garment can turn against us. In the absence of any information other than rumour and old gossip, one of the leading characters in the drama that has been the arrest and arraignment of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn over the last few days has been…his black overcoat. Silent but symbolically potent, it has proven of great descriptive use, it seems, to the myriad reporters covering the story and charged with spinning it to a voracious public.
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