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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Editing Principle 31: Great Writing Surprises*

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Fashion designer Hedi Slimane, commenting once on a Dior collection: “Oh we did something so awful this morning.” Miuccia Prada, after a show: “Oh, wasn’t that awful?” She meant it as a compliment. She meant there was something a bit off in the presentation that prompted people to reconsider their ideas of what beautiful is,…