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Media mogul at 17: Tavi Gevinson - Books and Arts Daily - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Influential fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson posts everything from feminism to fashion and has been called the future of journalism.
During the tumultuous years of World War II, what occupied the minds of millions were the necessities of life: food, freedom and survival. Faced with the introduction of rationing and clothing shortages, fashion you’d think wouldn’t have been high on the agenda. Yet as individuals struggled to maintain personal dignity, the story of how civilians dressed themselves in the face of adversity, and the impact of war on clothing design, has rarely been told with as much authority and fascinating detail as it is by our first guest. Canadian fashion historian and author Jonathan Walford believes that during the Second World War wherever hope existed so did fashion.