How masks went from 'muzzle' to fashion's object of desire
How masks went from 'muzzle' to fashion's object of desire

Once upon a time if you wanted to get ahead you got a hat. Now if you want step outside your front door you need a mask.In a matter of weeks, the coronavirus has upended the Western wardrobe and challenged its deepest codes about freedom, comfort and self-expression.From being a curious oddity seen only on Asian tourists, masks have suddenly become as essential as socks — a signal of civic virtue and a passport to many public spaces denied to the bare faced.”When you wear one you are saying, ‘I’m not a threat’,” said French designer Stephanie Coudert, who made her name with Paris haute coutur…

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