Ariana Parenti— Though I never thought of myself as a follower of the fashion world, in picking up A Queer History of Fashion I was excited to discover the rich history of gay men and women throughout the fashion industry. That gay men are unusually prevalent is perhaps not so surprising.
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Follow @yaleARTbooks Caroline Hayes— The history of menswear fashion is bound to the history of some of America’s most prestigious college campuses. In Ivy Style: Radical Conformists, a book of essays edited by The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Deputy Director, Patricia Mears, several menswear experts examine the
Follow @yaleARTbooks Fashion is a world with its own language, rules, and aesthetic. It is a world at once self-consciously divorced from the everyday—a place where beauty, artistry and fancy flourish, assiduously protected against the stultifying demands of practicality or pedantic taste—and whose survival yet still depends on translating itself
Dear Paper Doll, My office holiday party is this week, and I would like to wear something that is festive and work-appropriate. I love Christmas so I’d like to show some holiday spirit, but tastefully (no reindeer antlers, please). The party is being held at an upscale cocktail bar, to