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Sally Singer on Fashion and Features

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"Fashion can be exceedingly insular and concerned with that which is visually new right now. The girl of the moment, the lip of the moment, the eyebrow of the moment, the hemline of the moment—here today, gone tomorrow—sometimes it seems a bit indulgent and decadent. But at the end of the day, there is a way to speak to and excite many different audiences at whatever level they happen to be in the hierarchy of aesthetic-mindedness. There's a way to make the fashion universe realize that the world itself is interesting and stimulating. And there's a way to make the big world realize the show of fashion has relevance and that the visual stimulation that emerges from it is pretty cool, too. I thought about this all the time at Vogue. I'd say to Anna [Wintour], 'Well, this is one for the fashion freaks, this is the one that's going to get the industry excited, and this is one for the reader.'" [Paper]