"The wider world that perceives fashion as frivolity that should be done away with, the point is that fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life."
I think this quote succinctly expresses why people are attached to the ebbs and flows of fashion. Yes, you can say we're pretentious, materialistic, image-obsessed, and vain but to be honest, that's our "armor to survive the reality of everyday life" -- and who can judge what we all must do to survive? I would really like to see this documentary about the enigmatic Bill Cunningham, the Original Street Photographer. His vision and influence on the fashion industry is undeniable. You can read and see more about it here and here. It comes out 9/13!