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When she was at Radcliffe, Gertrude Stein always wore black and refused to wear a corset

Vanessa Friedman | NYT 

Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore Author: Terry Newman Publisher: Harper Design  Pages: 208 Price: £20 When she was at Radcliffe, Gertrude Stein always wore black and refused to wear a corset. Samuel Beckett liked Wallabee boots and Aran sweaters and settled on his hairstyle when he was 17. Edith Sitwell bought furnishing fabrics and had them made into dresses. William Burroughs “branded himself” in a suit and tie. Zadie Smith is rarely photographed without her head wrap. These are some of the telling details in ...

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First Published: Fri, July 07 2017. 23:45 IST
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