Judith Thurman on the global business of sartorial slumming: http://nyr.kr/1oFBDVF
“Levis first reached the East Coast in the luggage of rich vacationers who had seen them on dude ranches. Since then, the lust for ‘authenticity’ has proved to be a lucrative contagion.”
Above: Kim Kardashian. Credit Photograph by Clint Brewer/Splash News/Corbis.