Mirror: an owner’s manual

Mr. Nagel said his wife was particularly attuned to her own appearance.

“It was a matter of great attention,” he said. “She thought it was an art.”

She believed, Mr. Nagel added, that people should be concerned with how they look from all angles: “She thought you should always use the double mirror before you leave the house.”

— Thomas Nagel, on his late wife Anne Hollander. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/style/anne-hollander-scholar-of-style-dies-at-83.html

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And when you notice the way the girl’s breasts are constrained to obey, though bare, the conical Bildung of a 1940s bra, please give thanks for the memory of Anne Hollander ז״ל, author of Seeing Through Clothes.