Monday, June 02, 2008

Why brilliant fashion designers, a notoriously non-analytic breed, sometimes succeed in anticipating the shape of things to come better than professional predictors, is one of the most obscure questions in history; and for the historian of culture, one of the most central. 
Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes
Yves Saint Laurent was three when he pointed out to his aunt that her shoes and dress didn't match.

I heard the story years ago, but for a long time I thought he was older.

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