The first fashion IT item I fell in love with was Dorothy’s pair of red shoes. I even bought a cheap version of them, hoping that someday I will be able to travel somewhere over the rainbow. I didn’t…of course, but what that pair of red sparkling shoes showed me was fashion’s ability to generate magic.
But what turns ordinary objects into magical items?
The relation between the wearer and the object
The object’s power of seduction
Margot’s fur coat
Marty McFly’s Nike dunks from Back to the Future
Its ability to trick the eye
Elle Driver’s trompe l’oeil trench from Kill Bill
And to distort realities
Raoul Duke’s sunglasses from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas