21st-century Aran

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What do fashion insiders want to wear now? The humble Aran sweater, which this year has taken on a whole new cachet. Ruth O’Connor explains why your gifting wish list ought to start with A

Last year in Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art - or MoMA - presented an exhibition which asked the question: Is Fashion Modern?

A 1942 example of an Aran jumper, donated by the National Museum of Ireland, was put on show alongside 110 other “garments and accessories that have had a profound effect on the world over the last century”. These also included the Breton shirt, Aviator sunglasses, the Little Black Dress, the Hermès Birkin...

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