[OPE-L:6480] [PATRICK] Re: Designer Marxism

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 17:09:24 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 11:55:53 -0500
From: "Patrick L. Mason" <Patrick.L.Mason.20@nd.edu>

Well, comrades, I -- for one -- have long predicted that orthodox Marxism
would make its way back into fashion in the American imagination. It is
good to note also that red lipstick is hot!!! Come the revolution, let us
be sure to rename Fashion Avenue (that is, 7th Avenue in New York
(Manhattan) for the hip challenged) Avenue of Revolutionary Style.

Chicly yours,

patrick l mason

At 04:52 AM 4/19/98 -0400, you wrote:
>The following appeared on the aut-op-sy list. It's author, Joshua Freeze,
>is a self-described "anarcho-banjoist" from the IWW in Austin, Texas.
>Look what they have done to the _Communist Manifesto_.../ In solidarity,
>PS: the server has been processing stuff very slowly again. Have
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>Designer Marxism
>A new edition of the "Communist Manifesto" is out, described by Verso
>publisher Colin Robinson as "elegant enough to grace a coffee table." Marx
>and Engels have earned their place next to Sunset Magazine and Gentleman's
>Quarterly because of this years trend towards "revolutionary chic." Thanks
>also to its red tinged pages and stylish red ribbon, both Border's and
>Barnes and Noble are featuring the book. Meanwhile, Barney's department
>store in New York was reportedly planning to feature the book, along with
>a selection of red lipsticks, in its windows as "conceptual art." Barney's
>creative director Simon Doonan says "Its OK to look at the book as camp."
>In this light he suggests the book could, if given an attached handle,
>"make a snazzy accessory to a designer dress." (AP 3/22)
>I kid you not - this is real.