final fashion " fear of fashion - the eternal moral panic

Fashion is the devil in the mirror. Fashion is a signal of antisocial behaviour - the sins of vanity and excess, deviance, raising fears of false appearances. Fashion in ancient woodcuts is demonized. Throughout history, there are always small groups of fashion extremists and individual eccentrics who take fashion well into the moral panic zone, occasionally even risking their lives for it.

Emily Segal

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