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turin on luxury vs chic

Posted by rigorousm on April 4, 2016

”Chic is when you don’t have to prove you have money. Chic is not aspirational. Chic is all about humor, which means chic is about intelligence. And there has to be oddness. Luxury is comfortable, expensive and conformist. But chic, which, of course, must be polite and not incommode others, can be as weird as it wants.”

Chandler Burr, “Sniff, and Scratch Your Head” for NYT, 2005. (link)


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