Monday, March 30, 2009

‘‘To be thrifty is clever . . . the crime is to look it’’

Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, ca.1930's,
from the Vince Aletti Collection

Former long-time Village Voice fashion critic Lynn Yaeger (laid off a few years ago at the same time as Nat Hentoff...shows you what direction that paper was headed) had a good piece in The New York Times recently on depression-era fashion advice from magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and this past weekend Kurt Anderson at Studio 360 spoke with her about the article. Click to listen:

More images and the full story here.

Also: Lynn Yaeger wrote about her own very unique personal style ("The world's oldest French orphan, circa 1930") in this fascinating 2005 article for T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Lynn Yaeger photo by Elinor Carucci for The New York Times

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