“You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female’.”
This is not a Vreeland quote! Can you imagine her using slashes like that? And if you know anything about Vreeland this sentiment is anathema to her entire life. It’d be more believable if the quote was “everyone has an obligation to be GORGEOUS, no excuses” or something like that.
What’s more amazing is that it is a quote from a very early fashion blogger that I remember quite well from the ‘old days’, and she wrote it long before online feminist fashion writing became a ‘thing’.
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