Steven Millhauser, "A Change in Fashion"

A new trend in the fashion world takes the focus away from the female form. Or draws attention to it by hiding it.

(from The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008)

No main characters. No emotion. Just a really funny and appropriately pointless parable about the whimsical nature of fashion. See, one day the trend moves away from hugging the female form toward something humorously roomy, eventually hiding the person entirely. Is there something extra, something deep going on here? I dunno. Great story though.

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