Saturday, March 05, 2005

The Hottest New Couple in Fashion is...

Mary Kate Olsen and David Brooks?

That's right. An article in today's Times argues that the baglady chic of NYU freshman Mary Kate Olsen, which has become a huge trend among her peers and other trendy young NYC women, is in actuality an expression of the anti-ostentation pro-good life philosophy of David Brook's Bourgeoise Bohemians. While the article does make some salient points about the BoBo nature of this trend, somehow I doubt that "skinny girls in baggy clothes" are identical to his SUV-driving, L. L. Bean wearing, second-home-so-they-can-escape-from-the-rat-race upper middle class professionals.


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