Fashion The Sunday Read: ‘Sweatpants Forever’

Fashion The Sunday Read: ‘Sweatpants Forever’


Fashion Much of the fashion industry has buckled under the weight of the coronavirus — it appears to have sped up the inevitable.

Produced by Sindhu Gnanasambandan; edited by Mike Benoist; written by Irina Aleksander; and narrated by Julia Whelan

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“I’m in the process of grieving right now,” Marc Jacobs said. The designer was speaking at a virtual event, a part of Vogue’s Global Conversations, a series introduced by the publication to figure out how to fix the fashion industry amid the pandemic. “This has been a difficult business to be in for a long time,” he later added.

Fashion had been in a precarious position since the economic collapse of 2008 — what happens now that no one has a reason to dress up?

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