Re: What is the role of fashion in society?

Well fashion is a great historical marker. I mean you can really see what’s happening in history, and the ideals of the time through fashion. I mean it’s like painting or music, or when you listen to Baroque music and you see the art influence in it. I mean I think we’re living in a time right now of incredible . . . where artists have to be cultural receive dishes, and you have to filter all the ______. There’s many references. I mean I was born in 1980, so I am from the MTV generation where every other video was a different story, a different reference. And then pop art too at the same time; and through commercial art and imagery. There’s a lot of different references. So it’s really about . . . We’re at the moment of personal desire and personal identity. Everybody needs their own identity. So for me it’s about creating things that are timeless. It could be from the past, the present and the future. Recorded on: 7/31/07

"Fashion is a great historical marker," Posen says.

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