The Gray Lady Wears Prada

Cottle, Michelle
April 2006
New Republic;4/17/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 14, p16
In this article the author discusses the emergence of sections of newspapers devoted to fashion and the consumption of luxury goods in newspapers, focussing on the "Thursday Styles" section of "The New York Times." The author profiles and criticizes the most prominent writer of that section, Alex Kuczynski. The "Thursday Styles" section over-emphasizes extremely expensive merchandise and the author argues that the section is a vehicle designed to carry advertising aimed at the very wealthy.


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