“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.”
– Diana Vreeland
Fashion – the word suggests frothy Parisian confections of tulle and lace that stir our very souls! But fashion is much more than beautiful clothing – it is a powerful social force that reflects our cultural development and our shared historical trajectory. This group will explore how the complex phenomenon of fashion has touched and enriched the literary world. Take a look at our stylish reading selections strutting their stuff down the runway – all with a common theme, A Passion for Fashion!
Reading groups have concluded for the 2022/23 season. Fall 23/Spring 24 groups will be announced this summer. Members, you will receive more information via email.
The Athenæum is deeply grateful to our wonderful volunteer leaders. Please note library reading groups are not classes or courses, but rather a way for individuals to discuss readings together, guided by both expert and amateur enthusiasts. Participants should expect discussion-based, not lecture-style meetings.