The fact that New York fashion week began on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (OK, it began a few days earlier, but the international heavy hitters didn’t come out until the 11th) at first seemed an unfortunate happenstance, but actually served to highlight one of the more essential fashion truths: with its tendency to plunder and play with the costumes of the past, fashion has a very skewed sense of history, one that focuses on mythology as opposed to actual events. Read more
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