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'The Fashion Body, Edited' by Rebecca Suhrawardi Austin

[blockquote]The editorial fashion body is one that is up for grabs. It's even possible that Internet egalitarianism may have killed the editorial fashion body entirely and reallocated focus solely to the quality of the fashion ideas behind the commentary.[/blockquote]
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Our first Fashion Body essay of this week comes from journalist Rebecca Suhrawardi Austin - appropriately enough, discussing the journalistic fashion body as seen at oh-so-many fashion shows. Instead of the archetypal rail-thin black-clad fashion maven of yesteryear, Suhrawardi Austin argues that the Internet has engendered and exposed a new breed of fashion press, with accessible bodies to match.