The Last Gasp of Dressing Up?


(Notice the bystanders in the background? This is at The White House….. Photo: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post and used without permission. Let me know and I’ll take it down.)

That’s all in good fun. But it’s also too bad. Easter Sunday is the last tenuous link to the days when a wide swath of the culture believed fashion could be used — without a hint of sarcasm or irony — as a marker of moral rectitude, a symbol of earnest faith, a show of respect. On Easter Sunday, folks got dressed up because they wanted to celebrate life and generosity of spirit. When is the last time anyone ever equated those characteristics with the fashion industry? It’s almost impossible to conceive that fashion once played an integral part in helping people express the joy and redemption that they felt deep within their souls.
Read the entire article by Robin Givhan at The Washington Post.

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