There is much debate about what killed fashion. Publications like the New York Times will point to COVID and claim that it’s a supply and demand issue — too many urban introverts working from home in sweatpants and a t-shirt. No need to get gussied up when you’re afraid to leave your apartment. And sure, some of that may be true, but I’m looking for something a bit deeper. I want to talk about what killed the essence of fashion — the very soul of creativity and expression once shared by both designer and customer.

I’m reminded of an à propos quote from legendary designer John Galliano, who once said, “The joy of dressing is an art.”

Mr. Galliano was right.

You won’t often see fashion mentioned in the same circles as painting, sculpture, or music. But fashion is actually one of the rawest expressions of true art because fashion is alive, every day….

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