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Excerpt: Girl of the World

I’m wearing a dress of real silk, but it’s threadbare, almost transparent. It used to belong to my mother. One day she decided the colour was too light…

Lyric: These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ (1966) by Nancy Sinatra

One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men’s clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am.

- Madeleine Albright

Excerpt: Paternal Advice

Yet here, Laertes! aboard, aboard, for shame! The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail, And you are stay’d for. There; my blessing with thee! And these…

Recommendation: The Glory Days of New York City’s Garment District (Bloomberg Business)

A photo essay looks back at New York’s illustrious past as a garment manufacturing giant.

Recommendation: Why Fashion Magazines Matter (The Atlantic)

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

“Are not couturiers the poets who, from year to year, from strophe to strophe, write the anthem of the feminine body?”

- Roland Barthes