The Fashionable Mind, Reflections on Fashion, 1970-1981
Fraser, Kennedy. The Fashionable Mind, Reflections on Fashion, 1970-1981. First Edition. 1981. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—there is a third-party gift inscription on the flyleaf, and jacket shows mild fading.
Disregard fashion journalism at your own peril. The best kind penetrates far deeper than the prevailing standard in hemlines or what they are wearing in Paris. This excellent collection of essays from the fashion critic at The New Yorker will fascinate even those with only a cursory interest in the subject. Whether discussing blue jeans, the Balenciaga retrospective at the Met, or the decline of haute couture, Fraser is as concerned with the way we live as she is with what we are wearing, and she writes eloquently about both.
“The Balenciaga clothes currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are as awe-inspiring as the dinosaurs across the Park at the Museum of Natural History—and as extinct.”