Saturday, March 07, 2009

A Dedicated Follower of Fashion

Holly Brubach knows fashion and writing, and this collection of her essays and articles proves it. After two or three pieces, though, a bolt from the blue clarified a few points for me.

First, this book is now ten years old, and many of the pieces are much older than that. So the insights on fashion will be long-term and philosophical, rather than commentary on current trends. Caveat Emptor.

Second, midway through the third piece I realized I had read this before. This piece, this book. How did I not realize this sooner? Clearly the book did not hold its place in my mind.

So I cannot recommend it, except for the good writing, and clear insights on fashions that are no longer relevant.