After some miserable Guardian reader (he told me he found me through a recommendation in the paper) took me to task on Twitter for being vacuous because I Tweet about fashion*. I thought it time to re-post something I wrote back in 2010:
Fashion is a multi-millon dollar industry and, although clothing more advanced than a toga or a sarong may be perceived as unnecessary, it’s no more unnecessary than any product that is ‘designed’ to be attractive beyond its essential usage, be it a car, door knob, book or house, so why some people persist in thinking of fashion as self-indulgent nonsense is beyond me.
And to that I will also add that the British fashion industry contributes £20 billion to the UK economy.
*Granted, it’s Sod’s Law that he happened upon my feed the day of the Met Ball, when I was happily gibbering way about frockage.