Blurring the lines between fashion and fiction

In our newly-static lives, storytelling has never been so important. We examine fashion’s intersection with the novel

8th November, 2020
Romanticism is not just for literature, as seen at the Brock Collection last summer

There is a scene in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women that highlights the enduring importance of clothes. In it, the salt-of-the-earth, sensible Meg – played in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 film by Emma Watson – is indulging in a very clandestine affair. However, it’s not an affair of the heart, rather of the haberdashery department, specifically with a coveted dress.

Meg is newly married, with a young family and indulging in...

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