How masks went from ‘muzzle’ to fashion’s object of desire

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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