“Clothes as text, clothes as narration, clothes as a story. Clothes as the story of our lives. And if you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography.”
―Linda Grant, The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter
Grant eloquently renders a universal truth—that is, a truth from which no one, no matter their culture or station in life, can escape: Clothes do indeed mark the stages of our lives, changing as we change physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. If we don’t care about clothes, our clothes tell the story of that uncaring. If we choose not to wear any clothes, they tell a story by their absence. Grant has won much recognition for the quality of her writing; I look forward to getting to know her work.
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