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While critical views inherited from the past still influence our appraisal of fashion, its pervasiveness in
contemporary society calls for an explanation. In this article I attempt to show how the importance of fashion
in our society is the result of a combination of a structurally modern space and Romantic cultural ideals. I
conclude that, despite its frivolous appearance, fashion is not only a powerful social indicator, but also a
particular means of bringing together the diverse and often contradictory demands of our human nature
through a peculiar exercise of practical judgment.