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In fiction, clothes no longer make the man (or woman)? (Reblogged from Jaylia -- "Reflections")

A New York Times blog piece by LEE SIEGEL on the changing role of clothes as a tool for revealing character in fiction. For Homer, Byron, Austen, Flaubert, and F. Scott Fitzgerald what a character wore told us something, but in the era of the Gap, H&M, Mango, and Abercrombie & Fitch how much does what we wear reveal about us?

Victorian lady with fan

photo by Victorian Source 

http://lacetoleather.com/victorian.html

 

article here 

 

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Source: http://jaylia3.booklikes.com/post/574370/in-fiction-clothes-no-longer-make-the-man-or-woman-
Reblogged from Reflections