“FASHION AS A SEISMOGRAPH OF SOCIETY”

“In Chicago for instance, only black people bother about how they dress and put on elaborately designed, dramatic garments and jewellery. All the others seem to think they need waste no time or thoughts on something as superficial as clothes: it is our inner values that count. How disrespectful, bizarre and narcissistic.”

Literary critic, Barbara Vinken, talks to Goethe.de about cross-dressing, the loss of dress style and bizarre, disrespectful fashion.