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Tilting the day

Lisa Cohen: Writing about Clothes, 7 November 2019

Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes 
by Shahidha Bari.
Cape, 312 pp., £25, June 2019, 978 1 78733 149 5
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... polluted environment’ that the Clean Air Acts (1956, 1968, 1993) gradually transformed. For Shahidha Bari, clothing is a ceaseless provocation, sensual and cerebral. She describes herself as ‘haunted by clothes’: My eye is easily caught by a stranger’s coat in a train carriage, my hand prone to drifting absently through any array of ...

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