Clothes Before Prose

In ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’ Clothes Make (and Ruin) the Women

Shirley Jackson’s gothic masterpiece is attuned to suspense and style in equal measure.
Nadia Bailey
Clothes Before Prose

The Problem with Joan Didion’s ‘Good Taste’ in ‘Play It As It Lays’

The novel ‘Play It As It Lays’ is filled with brand names, but all those Pucci blouses and chic white clothes are just a way to stay in control.
Holly Connolly

Chloë Sevigny, Lynn Yaeger, & Simone Rocha’s Besties Pose for Her New Mag

In the new issue of “A Magazine Curated By,” the designer’s friends share their favorite books and places while posing in her romantic clothes.
GARAGE Magazine
Clothes Before Prose

In “The Secret History,” Dressing Well Has Murderous Possibilities

Tartt’s debut novel shows the fine line you walk when dressing for the world you want.
Drew Zeiba
sex scenes

The Real-Life Prison Escapee With a Broken Foot Who Just Wanted a Boyfriend

In this week’s Sex Scenes: French writer Albertine Sarrazin’s French autobiographical novel about prison escapee lovers.
Rachel Rabbit White
GARAGE Magazine Issue 15

In 1980: Octavia Butler Asked, Why Is Science Fiction So White?

First published in Transmission Magazine, the afrofuturist author’s essay “The Lost Races of Science Fiction” resonates more than ever in today’s conversations around race and representation.
Octavia E. Butler
GARAGE Magazine Issue 15

Carmen Maria Machado Presents an Yves Saint Laurent Folk Tale

In Fashion Fan Fiction, a writer takes inspiration from fashion images from the past.
Carmen Maria Machado
Clothes Before Prose

With Chanel and Hippies, “The Razor’s Edge” Defined “Chic”

The author W. Somerset Maugham saw chic as a quality that graces you, and when it does, it’s best not to pay it too much attention.
Alex Ronan

This LOEWE Book Set Will Tempt You to Actually Read 'Madame Bovary'

This month, the Spanish brand launches a collection of classics curated by creative director Jonathan Anderson, and featuring iconic photography by Steven Meisel.
Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

Los Angeles: The City of Dreams and Sprawling Art Book Fairs

A recent boom in the City of Angel’s art book fair scene shows the enthusiasm and heterogeneity of its creative community.
Angella D'Avignon
Clothes Before Prose

How Tom Wolfe Made Clothing a Man’s Deepest Trait in “Bonfire of the Vanities”

In the Tom Wolfe classic, the superficial layer revealed everything you needed to know about a person.
Max Lakin

A New Book Wants You to Welcome the Darkness of the Digital Gothic

In James Bridle’s “New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future,” technology is a force for confusion and opacity rather than enlightenment.
Hettie Judah