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Elizabeth Cline Agenda Recommended

When: Sat., April 30 2016

Here are the beginning and end stages of a fast-fashion addict's recovery: When Elizabeth Cline started writing Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, her 2012 investigation of the fashion industry, she was wearing a sweatshirt from Forever 21 that cost $12.95, a $28 faux leather jacket from T.J. Maxx, a $16 T-shirt from Urban Outfitters, a $5 miniskirt from H&M, and a $14 pair of tights from American Apparel. Last week, when we talked on the phone in anticipation of her appearance at the Chicago Humanities Festival, she was wearing vintage black-leather shorts, a sweatshirt her boyfriend had found in a thrift shop, and a pair of pointy leather boots she bought in a secondhand market in Nairobi, Kenya, this past January, when she was there filming a documentary based on the book. Continue reading >>

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