A theorist and a fashion house stroll into the same exhibition complex. They both see the same thing, but from wildly differing vantage points: One, a runway spectacle; the other, an extraordinary story regarding the intimacy of objects. The theorist is Walter Benjamin, and the fashion house is Chanel. What links them together is the Grand Palais.
Lost in Karl’s Supermaket. Natasha wrote a killer piece on architecture, commodity culture, Chanel and distractions. SO. GOOD. Check it out.
I’ve reread this about twenty times today. It is very important, I want to lie on the floor on printed copies of it and absorb the words.
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